Our current reports can be found here.


Recruiting and Retaining Higher Risk Youth in Promotion and Prevention Programs FY 2018-2019

This report focuses on how Promotion/Prevention programs can best target higher risk youth and keep them interested in attending the program. JJI interviewed program coordinators and youth participants in order to gain insight into what strategies worked to recruit and retain youth, and what elements could be improved on. In order to maximize their impact, Promotion/Prevention programs need to pay attention to who they are attracting to ensure youth who are most likely to benefit from the program are being captured.

Released October 2019

Released October 2019

Released April 2019

Released April 2019

Drug Testing in Juvenile Diversion Programs

This Evidence-Based Practices Brief focuses on the effectiveness of drug testing in juvenile diversion programs. The JJI interviewed program staff and extracted data from JCMS or on-site if data was missing from JCMS in that program. The findings indicate that while drug testing does not negatively influence youth who do not use drugs, it does not positively impact outcomes for youth, either.

Annual Report FY 2016 to 2017

This report discusses the findings from all Community-based Aid Programs funded during the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year.

Nebraska Mentoring Programs 2015 to 2018

This report focuses on mentoring programs from 2015 to 2018 in the state of Nebraska, based on data entered into the Juvenile Case Management System. The findings indicate that the length of time that a youth is matched to a mentor is critical to the success of a mentoring program, and that gender similarity does not appear to impact match length. The age of a mentee is significant; the younger the mentee, the longer the match. When a mentor and mentee are of the same race/ethnicity, however, those matches have statistically longer match lengths than cross-race/ethnicity matches.

Annual Report FY 2015 to 2016 (Updated)

This report discusses the findings from all Community-based Aid Programs funded during the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.

Please note the addendum found on page 50.

Nebraska truancy and absenteeism programs 2015 to 2016

This report focuses on the truancy and absenteeism programs from 2015 to 2016 in the State of Nebraska, based on the data entered into the Juvenile Case Management System. This report highlights 3 programs in the state who have taken different approaches to addressing truancy and absenteeism. It also addresses potential reasons for truancy and absenteeism in the state.

Nebraska Alternative to Detention Programs

This report addresses Juvenile Alternative to Detention Programs in the State of Nebraska from 2015 to 2016.

Nebraska juvenile diversion programs 2012 to 2015

This report addresses Juvenile Diversion Programs in the State of Nebraska from 2012 to 2015.