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.

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.