State lawmakers begin hearing bills that would change how the state handles juvenile lawbreakers.
State lawmakers begin hearing bills that would change how the state handles juvenile lawbreakers. And Brent Martin reports they are getting advice from an out-of-state expert.
Brent Martin; soc
Youth psychiatrist Dr. Terry Lee with the University of Washington has been gathering information and talking to a lot of Nebraskans about the juvenile justice system...he advocates a move away from incarceration to treatment.
Lee calls it evidence-based treatment. . .
Dr. Terry Lee, asst.professor, University of Washington, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; "appropriate treatment"
The Judiciary Committee will be holding hearings the next two days on a number of juvenile justice bills.
A legislative committee will hear a number of bills aimed at changing how Nebraska handle juvenile offenders.
Lawmakers will be leaning on the advice of University of Washington Assistant Professor Terry Lee, who had been studying the Nebraska system. Lee is an advocate for moving away from the incarceration model Nebraska uses to one that uses treatment.
The Judiciary Committee will be hearing a number of bills aimed at transforming the state juvenile justice system.
State legislators will be considering a number of bills the next couple of days aimed at transforming the state juvenile justice system.
University of Washington assistant professor Terry Lee has been consulting with lawmakers, talking up the use of evidence-based practices. . .
Lee; "effective treatments"
The Judiciary Committee will be hearing bills the next two days that seek to move the state juvenile justice system away from incarceration and toward a treatment-based system.
Some state lawmakers say Nebraska needs to drastically change how it approaches juvenile justice.
They want to move the state away from locking-up youth offenders and toward treatment.
Assistant Professor Terry Lee with the University of Washington will be consluting state lawmakers. Lee says Nebraska needs to move away from removing youth from their homes. . .
Lee; "and the courts"
A number of bills come before the Judiciary Committee over the next couple of days.
Lee says Nebraska does remove a lot of children from their homes. . .
Lee; "the juvenile justice system"
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