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Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:00
Several changes to the state’s child welfare system were approved under a bill passed April 24.LB225, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, extends an alternative response pilot program and authorizes it to be used statewide.Alternative response allows the state Departm...
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:00
In every case filed in juvenile court, a youth can be removed from their home. Despite this, in 2016, there were over 2,000 cases where a youth did not have a lawyer to help them through their case. Youths sitting alone in the courtroom feel extremely isolated and confused.
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:00
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.Looking for prevention month resources? Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway website for nume...
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
Beer should no longer flow in Whiteclay, state regulators have decided.The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission voted Wednesday to deny licenses to the four beer stores in the alcohol-soaked outpost in northwest Nebraska, a bottle's toss from South Dakota's dry Pine Ridge Indi...
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
Beer should no longer flow in Whiteclay, state regulators have decided.The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission voted Wednesday to deny licenses to the four beer stores in the alcohol-soaked outpost in northwest Nebraska, a bottle's toss from South Dakota's dry Pine Ridge Indi...
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:00
The writer is a longtime children’s advocate, former foster parent and founder of Voices for Children in Nebraska. She serves on the board of the Nebraska Families Collaborative.In March, the Nebraska Children’s Commission announced the release of the Nebraska Child Welf...
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposed budget cuts that would eliminate some state contracts with agencies that support foster families will undo years of progress and put Nebraska's most vulnerable children at risk, child welfare advocates said Tuesday. Gov. Pete Ricketts' propose...
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:00
A nonprofit organization called Nebraska Families Collaborative has one of the most important and difficult jobs in the state.The collaborative handles the child welfare cases in Douglas and Sarpy Counties — more than 5,000 cases during fiscal 2015-16. That’s just under...

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