The Nebraska County Attorneys Association advocates for public policies that strengthen county attorneys’ ability to secure justice for crime victims and serve as legal counsel to their county.

We provide continuing legal education programs, service, support and resources to the county attorneys and staff to enhance and improve the quality of all prosecution throughout the State and facilitate access to best practices in law enforcement and public safety.


Just a text away: ‘Sextortion’ cases skyrocket as smartphone access increases among children

Posing as a young woman on Facebook, a 26-year-old man from Lincoln duped five teenage boys from Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa into sharing explicit photos and videos of themselves.

In another recent case, after meeting a 12-year-old Georgia girl on the smartphone game Clash of Clans, a 37-year-old man from Omaha convinced the girl to send him nude photos of herself. He claimed he was 18.

And in a third case, nude photos a teenage Nebraska girl sent to an adult were traded and used as leverage to get her to send more to another man.

Online child-exploitation cases like these are signs of a new age, in which pedophiles have unprecedented access to children, says Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Cory Townsend, who heads the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Read More. 

Most juveniles housed Lancaster County not there because of serious offenses, study finds

Most young people who land in Lancaster County’s juvenile detention center do so because they violated probation or conditions of their release during court proceedings — not for suspected felonies or violent crimes, according to a recent study.

The study, conducted as part of the county’s participation in a national initiative to find alternatives to juvenile detention, looked at 693 admissions to the detention center being handled in juvenile court, so it didn’t take into account the 105 admissions relating to charges in adult court, including more serious felonies, or juveniles being held for other counties. Read Article.



Melanie Young, Chief Deputy in Buffalo County and President of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association congratulates outgoing President, Brenda Beadle, Chief Douglas County Attorney.

Nebraska County Attorneys Association

Our Association is dedicated to helping Nebraska’s County Attorney’s provide the best possible public service in their dual role of Prosecutor and Civil Attorney for each of Nebraska’s 93 Counties.

2018 Fall Seminar: Registration is Available.

October 17-19, 2018, DoubleTree, Omaha, NE

Nebraska County Attorneys Association Prosecutor of the Year Award

Nebraska County Attorneys Association Prosecutor of the Year Award
Congratulations to Joe Kelly, U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, as the 2017 recipient of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association Prosecutor of the Year. This year’s award was presented by Pat Condon, Lancaster County Attorney.


Membership in the Association is open to County Attorneys and their deputies.