Nebraska's Tool Kit for Systems Involved in the Education of Students in Out-of-Home Care

Partnering4Students:  Nebraska's Systems Tool Kit

The "Tool Kit for Systems Involved In Education of Students In Out-of-Home Care" was developed to assist the primary systems involved in the education of children and youth in out-of-home placements. The Systems Tool Kit includes a series of Frequently Asked Questions and other resource materials on a variety of topics related to systems collaboration, the child welfare system, juvenile justice and criminal justice systems, elementary and secondary education, post-secondary education and employment, and diverse student populations. In addition to promoting a common understanding and knowledge of those topics, it is hoped the Systems Tool Kit will be used by members of the primary systems to advocate for and improve academic and vocational outcomes for students in out-of-home care.

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Nebraska Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court
The Nebraska Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. Its decisions are binding on all trial courts, as well as the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court is composed of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices representing the six Judicial Districts of the State. The Chief Justice represents the State at large and also serves as the executive head of the Nebraska Judicial Branch.

Nebraska Department of Education


The Nebraska Department of Education
Dedicated to serving Nebraska schools with information and resources. NDE's mission is to lead and support the preparation of all Nebraskans for learning, earning, and living. NDE is dedicated to partnering for the best education for all . . . for life.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Offers assistance with Medicaid, vaccinations, medical licensing, disability support, child protection, and communicable diseases.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides important and, oftentimes, life-sustaining services to Nebraskans.


Nebraska State Foster Care Review Board Nebraska State Foster Care Review Board
The State Foster Care Review Board's mission is to ensure the best interests of children in foster care are being met through external citizen review, monitoring facilities that house children and youth, maintaining up-to-date data on a statewide tracking system, through legal standing, and by disseminating data and recommendations through an Annual Report.


Nebraska State Probation Administration Nebraska State Probation Administration
The Legislature created the Office of Probation Administration and outlined administrative functions to provide central management of Probation services which, in turn, enhance public protection and offender rehabilitation.


Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Since 1997, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation has advanced social capital and public policy in support of healthy, resilient children.


Center on Children, Families and the Law
University of Nebraska-Lincon Center on Children, Families and the Law
University of Nebraska-Lincon

CCFL's mission is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.


CASA for Lancaster County CASA for Lancaster County
CASA for Lancaster County supports and promotes court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children, so they may thrive in safe, permanent homes.

 

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