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Nebraska Children's Commission
Nebraska Children's Commission

Membership Openings for the Nebraska Children's Commission and Subgroups


The Nebraska Children’s Commission and several of its statutory subgroups occasionally seek applications for membership. A listing of the open statutory positions is below.

Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee

The charge of the Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Commission regarding the Bridge to Independence Program, extended guardianship assistance, and extended adoption assistance. The Committee is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  1. A representative of a behavioral health organization
Applications for membership of the Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee can be downloaded here.

Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee

The FCRRC was codified at Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง43-4217 to make recommendations on foster care reimbursement rates, statewide standardized level of care assessment, and adoption assistance payments. Members of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee would serve a term of four years from the time of appointment. The Committee is seeking the following representative:

  1. A foster parent who contracts directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications for membership of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee can be download here.

Strengthening Families Act Committee

The purpose of the Strengthening Families Act Committee is to act as an advisory body while the normalcy provisions of the Strengthening Families Act are implemented in Nebraska. Members of the Strengthening Families Act Committee would serve a term of two years from the time of appointment. The Committee is seeking the following representatives:

  1. Representative of the Legislative branch of government
  2. Representative from the juvenile probation system.

Applications for membership of the Strengthening Families Act Committee can be downloaded here.

Nebraska Children's Commission

The Nebraska Children’s Commission is dedicated to working collaboratively with the three branches of government along with state, local, community, public and private stakeholders to enhance practices and programs to improve the safety and well-being of children and families in Nebraska. As an advisory body, the Commission makes recommendations related to child welfare and juvenile justice reform.


Members of the Commission will be asked to serve until June 30, 2019. Members would be required to attend quarterly Commission meetings as well as participate in one of the Commission’s subgroups. The Nebraska Children’s Commission is seeking the following representative:

  1. Foster Parent
  2. Prosecuting Attorney Who Practices in Juvenile Court
If you would like to be considered for this Commission, please complete the Application for Executive Appointment available at https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req.

Other Subgroups

The Commission is always excited to have members of the community and stakeholder organizations become involved in its work. A chart of the active groups of the Commission can be accessed here. Should you be interested in any of the Commission's groups, please feel free to contact Commission staff at NECC.Contact@nebraska.gov or (402) 890-6510 for more information.