Training & Meetings

Free juvenile justice conferences and training for prosecutors

This includes ANY juvenile prosecutor in Nebraska. Grant will cover the costs of the training (including registration, travel, lodging, and meals). Funding is provided through a $196,453 from the Nebraska Crime Commission. Contact Jenni Ryan at for more information.

Also seeking speakers for the Nebraska County Attorney’s Association Conferences. If you have ideas about speakers with an emphasis in juvenile justice or if you would like to bring to Nebraska or are interested in attending a conference with an emphasis in juvenile justice training please contact Jenni Ryan at “This project was supported by subgrant no.18-JJ-0001 awarded by the Nebraska Crime Commission and points of views or opinions contained in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Commission or the Department of Justice.”


2021 National Conference on Juvenile Justice
03/21/21 – 03/24/21

Dallas, TX

Expenditures can be paid by the above referenced grant. Contact Jenni Ryan at for more information.

Join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) in Dallas, Texas, as we present this vital and important educational opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. This conference, offered in-person and virtually, will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.

Some of the featured topics will include alternatives to detention, trauma-informed justice, cross-over youth, deep-end youth, teen dating violence, ending solitary confinement, domestic sex trafficking of minors, anti-shackling alternatives, racial and ethnic disparity, school pathways to the justice system, brain science, child development, mental health, juvenile and family treatment drug courts, LGBTQ+ issues in the juvenile justice system, and unaccompanied minors in immigration.

This conference is designed for a wide range of disciplines and open to all those interested in the improvement of the juvenile justice system.

2021 Heartland Juvenile Services Association Annual VIRTUAL Conference

You are invited to the 2021 Heartland Juvenile Services Association Annual VIRTUAL Conference on April 15, 2021. This will be a great event and we hope to see you there.

April 15, 2021 8:30 AM – April 16, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Nebraska County Attorneys Association Spring Conference with LECC scheduled for May in Kearney has been rescheduled for June 8-10, 2021, Omaha, in conjunction with the National Seminar on Medical-Legal Death Investigation.

June 8-10, 2021, Medicolegal Conference, UNO, Omaha  
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Nebraska County Attorneys Association is partnering with Nebraska HHS and the University of Nebraska at Omaha in hosting.  This training will be FREE to all participants – thanks to the gracious grant funding from Nebraska Health and Human Services.  More information will be provided. 

The annual conference will be held in Kearney, October 13-15, 2021.