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Event Details

May 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ESU #3, 6949 South 110th Street, La Vista, NE 68128

Event is free and inclides a pastry breakfast and lunch for registered attendees

Three satellite locations will be offered for individuals to attend via video conferencing.  Locations include:

  • ESU #13, 4215 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE  69361 (Note that the event will run 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. due to time difference)
  • ESU #16, 314 West First Street, Ogallala NE 69153 (Note that the event will run 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. due to time difference)
  • ESU #9, 5807 Osborne Dr W, Hastings, NE 68901

Registration is now closed


Purpose of the Conference

At their October 16, 2018 meeting, the Juvenile Services Committee (JSC) and the Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) reviewed the 2018 annual report of the Office of Inspector General of Child Welfare.  During the review, members noted the rise in the reports of suicide attempts over the last three fiscal years. Members identified the need for systemic discussion on the issue of suicide prevention as it relates to youth involved in the Juvenile Justice system.

The JSC and NCJJ has collaborated with representation from the Division of Behavioral Health, Juvenile Probation, and numerous other stakeholders to organize this free one-day suicide prevention conference focusing on youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The conference will provide a forum for education and serve as a venue to discuss actionable change to better support juvenile justice youth at risk of suicide.

Keynote Speakers


Denise Bulling, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director,

UNL, Public Policy Center


Mario Scalora, Ph.D.


UNL, Public Policy Center

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to anyone who may touch the lives of youth involved in the juvenile justice system including families, child welfare and probation staff, legal professionals, educators, behavioral and public health representatives, clinicians, and any other interested community stakeholders. The topics will cover material relevant to a large range of displines. We encourage the attendance of anyone who would like to be a part of finding solutions for how to better support our juvenile justice youth at risk of suicide.

*Attorneys/GAL MCLE – 6 Approved Hours*
*Social Work/Mental Health CEUs – 6 Qualifying Hours*

Event Registration

Registration Closed


Event Materials

In an effort to keep the event paperless, we ask that attendees download or print materials at their convenience.


A Special Thanks to our Partners:

  • Foster Care Review Office
  • Kim Foundation
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health
  • Nebraska Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts & Probation, Juvenile Services Division
  • Sherwood Foundation