Youth Court Information

Youth Court Information

A variety of resources are available for young people and families in the juvenile court system, and for practitioners about increasing engagement of youth and families in the court system.  If you are a youth, parent, foster parent or family member, go to the Youth and Families section to find more.  If you are a court practitioner, go to the Children Attending Court section for more resources.

There is growing evidence that many children want to attend their court hearings and that it is beneficial for children to do so.  The Recommendations for Judges: Children Attending Hearings brochure provides guidance and suggestions for judges about how to ma...
The ABA Center on Children and the Law, Bar-Youth Empowerment program has published Bench Cards to aid judges in learning age-appropriate ways to include children in their court hearings.  Infant Bench Card (0-12 months) Toddler/Preschooler Bench Card (1-...
At the 2012 Nebraska Children's Summit, local teams voted "Older Youth in Care" as one of the three priorities the TTEOC and its teams would focus on.  As one of the projects to address this issue, TTEOC staff and team coordinators project with parnters such as Project...