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Voice for Children is an independent, non-profit organization committed to serving Nebraska's children. Voices for Children’s juvenile justice initiative have promoted removing kids from jails and creating community-based rehabilitative services through its public education campaign.

Primary Contact Name: Taylor Givens-Dunn
Position: Policy Coordinator
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Phone: 402-597-3100
Website: www.voicesforchildren.com
Twitter: @voicesNE


Bill Number: LB 11

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Allowed youth to immediately appeal the decision to transfer them to adult court instead of waiting for a final order in adult criminal court.

Year: 2017

Bill Number: LB 464

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Incrementally allowed certain youth charged with misdemeanors and felonies to originate in the juvenile court. By 2015, all cases in which a youth 16 or under is accused of committing a misdemeanor will originate in the juvenile court. By 2017, the statute increases the age to 17 for purposes of this misdemeanor provision. Additionally, all youth under 14 years of age accused of committing a felony will have their cases originate in the juvenile court while youth under 18 accused of certain low-level felonies (drug distribution) will begin in the juvenile court.

Year: 2013