Addressing Developmental Disabilities in Juvenile Justice Webinar
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11/28/2017
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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*Nebraska MCLE #147120. Iowa MCLE #272709. 1 CLE hour. (Distance learning credit)
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Registration Fees
FREE - NSBA Juvenile Law Section member
$50 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$65 - Regular registration
Free - Law students

Juvenile Law Section Members: To receive your discounted rate, use the promo code juvlaw17 while checking out in the NSBA store. Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied. If you are unsure if your section member status, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.


This webinar highlights the complex needs of youth involved in the juvenile justice system with developmental disabilities and efforts to collaborate across agencies at the state and local level to create meaningful interventions. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services- Division of Developmental Disabilities (NDHHS-DD) will define what is a developmental disability, how it is diagnosed, and their role in supporting disabled individuals. This will include how statutes impact their services. Probation will focus on the relationship between developmental disabilities and crime, community based resources and case management strategies for maximizing success. This will include the impact of detention, utilization of out of home placement and the response to aggression and non-compliance.

Julie Smith has 20 years of experience working with high risk youth and families in the State of Nebraska. Julie worked with the NDHHS prior to beginning her probation career with District 5 in July 2013. Julie is currently the Reentry Specialist with the Administrative Office of Probation focusing on supporting the implementation of best practice in reentry and transition planning for youth at the YRTC and other out of home placements.

Joyful Stoves has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for twenty years. Joyful has worked with NDHHSDD for the past fifteen years doing service coordination, technical assistance, and as Program Specialist. She is currently Program Specialist for Communications, Eligibility, and Resources. Joyful has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York College and has completed some postgraduate work at UNL.