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Telling the whole story of abuse and neglect in Nebraska

In the world of child welfare, it’s an unfortunate truth that media attention is often centered on individual cases of abuse and neglect, instead of focusing on the bigger picture of what’s happening with kids and families in Nebraska’s child welfare system. This weekend, however, the story in Nebraska was…...

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LB 503: Implementing an Alternative Response Pilot Project to a report of child abuse or neglect

As introduced: Defines alternative response as a comprehensive assessment of the risk of subsequent abuse or neglect, family strengths and needs, and the provision of a referral for necessary services and does not include an investigation or formal determination as to whether child abuse or neglect has occurred. Investigation was…...

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An alternative response in child welfare

March 15, 2013   To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator- Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 503 – Implementing an Alternative Response Pilot Project   We all want children to grow up protected, safe, and loved. Our child welfare system in Nebraska…...

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