Youth

Youth

Thousands of young people each year are involved in the Nebraska juvenile court system.  Many are young children under the age of 5 who were removed because their parents could not properly care for them.  Some are older youth who enter through the juvenile justice process.  However, the experiences of all young people, whether babies or teenagers, are important information for courts in their decisionmaking.  

For older children who are able to verbally express their thoughts and opinions, forms and processes have been developed to allow them to do so.  For young children, attending court can still be useful even though they are non-verbal.  Read more information on Children Attending Court.