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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 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 meets regularly 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 priorities identified by the Commission. Past meeting materials can be found on our Past Meeting Documents page. The Commission typically meets quarterly with notice posted on the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar. Upcoming meeting materials can be found on the Current Meeting Documents page. A number of helpful resources are provided below.

Commission Reports and Recommendations


















Nebraska Children's Commission Resources


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