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These are the most recent Spotlight Issues:

All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

In late August of this year, I had the privilege of attending the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) 34th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference in San Diego, California, which was held at the Hotel Del Coronado, a historic resort on Coronado Island. NACC’s stated [...]

A Meaningful Defense for a Juvenile Defendant

Thursday, August 11th 2011

by Brittani Lewit, J.D.

Defendants in criminal proceedings have a due process right to present a meaningful defense. They have the right to see and hear the State’s witnesses, to have those witnesses cross-examined by their attorney, to present witnesses of their own, and to testify in their own defense. [...]

How Attorneys can best utilize Parent Partners to achieve better outcomes for parents

Monday, July 11th 2011

by Kristina Guerrero-Sisneroz, JD, Lincoln, Nebraska 
In October, I went to Austin for the Achieving Equity for Children and Family Conference put on by the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC). It was my first time in the “WEIRD? city of Austin, but it was a life-changing experience. 
In one brief [...]

Remembering the Impact of Trauma When Counseling Children

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

by Elizabeth Ferrebee, JD, Stehlik Law, Pawnee City, Nebraska

In the previous spotlight issues, Krista Shaul, J.D. and Maxie Morgan, J.D. discussed in detail the impacts of trauma on the brain and how it affects the children with whom we work. It is hard to deny the profound impact trauma [...]

Improving the Treatment, Care, and Success of Nebraska’s Children Through the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

Friday, April 1st 2011

by Krista Shaul, JD, Deputy County Attorney, Cheyenne County

Chances are, at some point during a juvenile case, a child under the Nebraska Juvenile Court jurisdiction will participate in some kind of therapy or treatment. Some therapy addresses trauma the child has been subjected to soon after the trauma has [...]