Watch the Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum

On March 22, 2018, LWVGO hosted the first-annual Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum. The forum, titled “The State of Juvenile Justice in Nebraska,” featured panelists: Chris Rodgers, Douglas County Commissioner; Jeanne Brandner, Deputy, Probation Administrator-Juvenile Services Division; Anne Hobbs, Director, UNO Juvenile Justice Institute; Juliet Summers, Juvenile Justice Policy Coordinator, Voices for Children and Julie Rogers, Inspector General, Child Welfare & Juvenile Probation. The forum was sponsored by LWVGO, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska and Partnership4Kids.

Kim Culp developed many programs through the Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center and non-profits in Omaha, always with an emphasis on relationship building, cultural competence and understanding the impact of the child welfare system on children’s lives. After retirement, Kim was active in the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and served as Vice President at the time of her death in May 2017.

Building Kids’ Foundations for Success: Join Us for Our May Dine & Discuss

Our May Dine & Discuss event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. (speaker begins at 5:30) on Monday, May 23 at Valentino’s, 5022 S 108th St.

Our guest speaker is Toia Phillips, High School Program Coordinator with Partnership 4 Kids.

Partnership 4 Kids is a goal setting and group mentoring program that builds hope for under-served students and helps them create a foundation for success from kindergarten to careers.

Toia and Partnership 4 Kids recently collaborated with the League by co-sponsoring the first annual Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum held this past March. She was an active and vital member of the forum planning committee.

You are welcome to come to listen to the speaker without purchasing a buffet meal. If you would like to eat, the buffet cost is $14.14.

Optional RSVP to our office omahalwv@gmail.com or 402-344-3701.

Anyone is welcome to attend. However, please be aware that the League of Women Voters never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Advocacy on behalf of parties or candidates is not allowed at our meetings as we discuss the issues.

Support LB 869, A Benefit to Juvenile Justice

The Leagues of Women Voters of Nebraska and Greater Omaha support LB 869, introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks. The bill would change provisions relating to sealing of juvenile records.

Read testimony in support of LB 869 from LWVNE president Sherry Miller and policy director John Else: Else_Miller Letter LB 869 020918.