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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: Juliet Summers
Position: Policy Coordinator
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 402-597-3100 ext. 109
Website: www.voicesforchildren.com
Twitter: @voicesNE


  • Bill Number: LB 11- WIN

    Type of Reform

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

    Year: Introduced 2017

  • Bill Number: LB 464 – WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Transfer Reform - incrementally allows certain youth charged with misdemeanors and felonies to originate in the juvenile court. The law states that 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

  • JLWOP retroactive – WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Sentencing Reform

    Year: 2014


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