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Race Matters in Juvenile Justice

In the wake of a violent fall, with the highly publicized deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, among others, disproportionate minority contact with the law has become a front page issue.  Though we are grateful that Nebraska has not suffered through a tragedy of this nature, information…...

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Are All Nebraska’s Children Equal?

Earlier this year, the University of Nebraska – Omaha released a comprehensive report on youth of color in our juvenile justice system. For those who know the juvenile justice system well, perhaps it’s no surprise that what the study found was that youth of color are disproportionately represented at every level of the juvenile justice system…...

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