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The UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) has been assisting lawmakers, stakeholders and practitioners for the past 15 years in measuring the effectiveness of programs aimed at helping at-risk youth. JJI Director Dr. Anne Hobbs and her staff are working with 237 programs in Nebraska that focus on keeping youth out of the juvenile justice system. To learn more about JJI and their important juvenile justice work, click here.
A recent report published by the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) entiitled "Nebraska Truancy and Absenteeism Programs: 2015 to 2016,” highlights that of the 21 community-funded programs that provided data, 19 showed some sort of measurable improvement in school attendance after working with youth that were deemed at risk. To read the full report, click here.