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What Now? A Guide for Kids in Nebraska’s Child Welfare System 

This is a comprehensive guide for kids that find themselves in the Nebraska Child Welfare System. It provides information on what to expect in court and who you can turn to for help. 

What Now? A Guide for Kids in Nebraska’s Juvenile Justice System 

As you begin to move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles lay ahead and how to prepare yourself for them. The court and police paperwork about your case are called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding the challenges caused by a juvenile record and knowing what to do and where to get help. The road forward might be met with challenges — but we hope this guide will show you that progress can be made and there is a community of advocates in Nebraska who are here to help you succeed. 

Aging Out of the System: Sharing Lived Experiences - Join The Nebraska Court Improvement Project and the Honorable Michael P. Burns, Judge of the County Court, 10th Judicial District, in listening to young adults - Denise Daugherty, Chance Maben, and Nicole Abbott - who have aged out of the foster care system and are now thriving CYI participants discuss their experiences with the court, court professionals, and older youth providers in Nebraska. These young leaders shared their insights for community betterment. Felipe Longoria from CYI partner organization, Central Plains Center for Services, moderated the panel.

Your Life, Your Voice and Safe2Help Nebraska 

Safe2Help is available to all students K-12 in Nebraska. If you're struggling with an issue that affects your safety or someone else's, counselors are waiting to help, 24/7. Call 833-980-SAFE (7233), download the app, or submit a tip online at

Nebraska LEAP Young Parents Resource Guide (pdf)

Q&A, resources, and insights for Nebraska’s young parent network (compiled by Urban Institute) 

Nebraska Youth Chapter, Leadership & Advocacy Resource Library 


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