The Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association is currently collaborating with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) on a new Certificate Program. The Juvenile Justice Certificate Program was developed in alignment with the UNO and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice strategic vision for ongoing workforce development and advancing the professionalism of the juvenile justice field. The program is designed to grow participants’ knowledge of “what works” and help develop skills they can apply directly with the youth and/or staff they serve. The program creates safe space for learning by engaging in critical dialogue, self-reflection, and exposure to experiential opportunities.
The goals of the Juvenile Justice Certificate Program are the following: 1) Developing the capacity of current and future juvenile justice professionals to implement best practices in their organizations and Nebraska’s juvenile justice system; 2) Equipping future juvenile justice leaders with the knowledge to lead Nebraska in an evidence-based manner, and 3) Growing a statewide network of juvenile justice professionals who act as a resource and support to each other and their communities.
To learn more about the Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, click here