juveniles

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child advocates say Nebraska is locking up more teenagers than necessary and failing to track how often they place them in solitary confinement.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska is overusing solitary confinement on juveniles and warns that policies on how it is enforced vary widely throughout the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's courts and office of probation administration say a report that is critical of what was called a lack of progress on juvenile justice reform is inaccurate.

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.

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

Dec 12, 2014

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.