The Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) is a part of the Consortium for Crime and Justice Research within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. JJI was established in 2002 to serve as the research arm for Nebraska’s juvenile justice system. The Institute promotes best practices in juvenile justice by providing technical assistance and completing policy and program evaluations for state and local agencies as well as private organizations. Current projects include Nebraska Juvenile Justice Training Series, Juvenile Diversion State Management System, Truancy Intervention Programming Evaluation, Assessing Disproportionate Minority Contact in Nebraska, and Juvenile Services Comprehensive Community Planning, among others.
JJI partners with policymakers, practitioners, and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty to advance the most effective and practical juvenile justice policies and programs. The Institute also promotes the development of future criminal justice professionals by providing university students unique educational opportunities.
The Institute is directed by Dr. Anne M. Hobbs and overseen by Dr. T. Hank Robinson, the former Director. For more information about JJI please contact us directly.
Updated 6/7/2012 by Melanie Kiper, webmaster