Anne Hobbs, J.D., Ph.D.
- Juvenile Justice Institute
- 6001 Dodge Street
- Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rm. 219B
- Omaha, NE 68182
2011 - Ph.D. Sociology - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dissertation: "Aversive Racism and Implicit Bias in Civil Rights Workers in the United States"
1994 - J.D. - University of Nebraska College of Law, Nebraska
1989 - B.A. English, Cum Laude - University of San Francisco, California
Areas of Specialization
Reentry Policy ▪ Law and Legal Procedure ▪ Racial Inequality and Modern Racism ▪ Discrimination Law ▪ Juvenile Justice and System Reform
Anne Hobbs is a licensed attorney, a published research faculty member, as well as the director of the Juvenile Justice Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Anne Hobbs has served on a variety of advisory groups including the Nebraska Children's Commission Juvenile Services Subcommittee, the Community Planning Advisory Group, the Nebraska Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, and the Nebraska Brain Injury Task Force. Through her research and active involvement, she is able to effect changes in juvenile justice reform, restorative practices, and victim rights.
Anne Hobbs began utilizing restorative practices 25 years ago, as the director of Juvenile Diversion for Lancaster County. She continues to be involved in implementing restorative practices in her state. Most recently she focused on victim issues and was a co-author on Nebraska’s Strategic Plan for Victims and Survivors of Crime. She was also a facilitator and author on the state’s STOP Violence Against Women Implementation Plan. Anne Hobbs has seen firsthand the impact that restorative practices have on the lives of youth and the wellbeing of a community.
Her other research interests include inequality in access to justice, juvenile re-entry after incarceration, and mentoring youth who have been involved in juvenile justice system.