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  JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER
JUVENILE JUSTICE HOME-BASED INITIATIVE UPDATE
By Kalissa Holdcraft | Project Specialist 
 
The Court Improvement Office has been hard at work pushing forward the Juvenile Justice Home-Based Initiative (formerly known as the Community and Evidence-Based Services Grant). The Initiative, which is aimed at reducing the number of out-of-home placements for justice-involved youth in Nebraska, focuses on the implementation of two in-home programs across the state: Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Boys Town’s Ecological In-Home Family Treatment (Boys Town EIHFT).

The process of selecting agencies to provide MST in Nebraska recently concluded. During a two-phase implementation, six agencies will begin offering MST in three areas of the state. MST teams will operate out of bases in Omaha, Lincoln, and Norfolk. Working off of MST’s recommended timeline, the phase one agencies are expected to begin offering services as early as March 2017. This startup date is dependent upon a successful hiring and training process. 


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YOUTH CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER - WINNEBAGO, NE

By Kellie Snow| Juvenile Probation Officer

The Youth Crisis Intervention Center (YCIC) is a facility
for juveniles that came about through the Winnebago Tribal Court, and their proactive attempt to assist families as juveniles enter the juvenile justice system. 

The YCIC director is Daryl LaPointe Jr. He is a member of the Winnebago Tribe, a graduate of the Winnebago Public School, and he has worked in the juvenile justice system for the past 10 years, working for the Lancaster Youth Service Center, in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 2005
to 2015. Daryl, who prefers to be called JR. began his job in February 1, 2016. 

When asked what makes the YCIC unique, he replied, “there are many things, but the most unique is the ability to start early intervention in the juvenile court process for our youth and their families.” 

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