A new report says Nebraska doesn’t have a way to measure whether the money spent on two youth treatment and rehabilitation centers has brought results.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill this session that would allow Iowa courts to continue sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

Lawmakers advance juvenile justice reform legislation

May 16, 2013

Lawmakers Wednesday advanced a bill aimed at overhauling Nebraska’s juvenile justice system.

Lawmakers debate sentencing guidelines for juveniles

Apr 9, 2013

Juveniles convicted of Class 1A felonies would no longer face a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole under a bill introduced by Senator Brad Ashford of Omaha, which the Legislature debated Monday.