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Nebraska Children's Commission
Nebraska Children's Commission

About the Nebraska Children's Commission

The Nebraska Children’s Commission was created as a result of LR37, an investigation by the Health and Human Services Committee that identified a number of gaps in the service delivery model for children and families.  One of the LR’s many significant findings was that a lack of clear vision and overarching planning for the provision of services for children has created a fragmented system.  To remedy this problem, the legislature created the Nebraska Children’s Commission.

The Nebraska Children’s Commission was created in 2012 by the Nebraska State Legislature to devise a strategic plan for child welfare and juvenile justice and provide a permanent leadership forum for the collaboration for child welfare and juvenile justice reform among the three branches of government and public and private stakeholders at the state, regional, and community levels.

The Commission was highly active in 2018, meeting five times. The Commission is required to submit an annual report of its activities as per LB87 (2015), the most recent of which was approved on July 31, 2018. Links to the Commission reports and recommendations can be found below with additional information available on our Publications and Reports page.

The Commission has entered its sixth year and continues meeting to work on the many issues and assignments that were part of the original charge to the Commission as provided by LB821, additional responsibilities added by legislation, and strategic plan priorities identified by the Commission. Past meeting materials can be found on our Past Meeting Documents page. The Commission typically meets quarterly on the third Tuesday in January, April, July, and November. Upcoming meeting materials can be foundon the Current Meeting Documents page. A current structure chart and member list are provided below.

Commission Reports and Recommendations











Nebraska Children's Commission Resources


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