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This Edition is Current through the 2007 Regular Legislative Session.
This manual was compiled by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center on Children, Families, and the Law, 121 S. 13th Street, Suite 302, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0227 (402/472-3479), with partial funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System and the Nebraska Court Improvement Project.


Table of Contents:

I. Duty and Power of DHHS Regarding the Protection of Children

II. General Social Services Provisions

III. Family Policy Act

IV. Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Provisions

V. Central Register of Child Protection Cases and Child Fatality Information

VI. Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation and Treatment Teams

VII. Access to Information and Records

VIII. Nebraska Juvenile Code

IX. Foster Care

X. Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act

XI. The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

XII. The Interstate Compact on Juveniles

XIII. Court Appointed Special Advocate Act

XIV. Juvenile Services Provisions:
A. Office of Juvenile Services [Health and Human Services, Office of Juvenile Services Act]
B. Juvenile Services Act
C. Nebraska County Juvenile Services Plan Act

XV. Assistance and Services for Delinquent, Dependent, and Medically Handicapped Children

XVI. Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Children Committed to DHHS and the Placement of Children

XVII. Child Support and Paternity

XVIII. Grandparent Visitation

XIX. Guardianship of Minors

XX. Adoption of Children

XXI. Adoption-related Provisions:
A. Exchange of Information Contracts
B. Communication or Contact Agreements

XXII. Selected Criminal and Miscellaneous Provisions:
A. Criminal Sexual Assault
B. Methamphetamine
C. Criminal Offenses Involving the Family Relation
D. Classification of Criminal Penalties
E. Statute of Limitations for Criminal Offenses
F. Justifiable Use of Force
G. Definition of Detention Facilities
H. Request for Transfer of Criminal Case to Juvenile Court

XXIII. Foreign National Minors

XXIV. Compulsory Education

XXV. Children’s Behavioral Health Task Force

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