“Where systems and providers come together to serve YOUth”
For the latest training opportunities, committee meeting times, and news, please see our latest update: Weekly Updates
OPERATION YOUTH SUCCESS website = http://operationyouthsuccess.org/
For detailed information and forms for the 2015 State Juvenile Services and 2014 Federal Title II grants,
please go to "Grant Information" under the "Opportunities" Tab
Adolescent Behavioral Health Meetings are currently on hold due to numerous complimenting efforts
such as the NE-DHHS System of Care, Partners for Systems Change, and the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Please visit our Committee meeting information page for information on committees and meeting times and locations.
And to participate in our youth serving priority areas on-line: http://www.jjpfimpact.com/
Thank you for your continued interest in and work on behalf of youth in our community.
Priority Areas for the 2012 - 2015 years include:
1. Reduce barriers to attendance challenges for youth in Douglas County and the Omaha Metro.
2. Increase effective services to youth and reduce re-traumatizing events caused through the continued disconnect between the provider community (representing youth needs) and the systems/ policies in place to support youth.
3. Provide centralization of information sharing, communication, and collaboration opportunities for the juvenile justice system and juvenile service providers in Omaha and Douglas County in order to ensure the greatest collective impact on each of the areas of identified need for youth
4. Identify and develop strategies to address issues of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) within the target populations identified through work with the Burns Institute.
5. Utilize core Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) strategies to restructure policy and practice to create strategic, collective system improvements and reform to most efficiently use resources to most effectively serve youth.
6. Reduce the number of unstably housed youth in the Metro Area.
7. Reduce recidivism and barriers to success for youth re-entering home placements following disruptions in home, school, and community as a result of formal legal actions.
8. Reduce incidence of youth violence and exposure to violence through strategic, holistic community-wide efforts.
Please refer to the specific strategies outlined in each Priority Area. For information regarding the Douglas County Comprehensive Juvenile Services Plan or the County Board Approval Plan, Parks and Recreation Discovery Guide view the following documents.
The many initiatives, community activities, and data points listed in the full report exemplify the overwhelming needs of the community related to these juvenile issues, as well as the overarching focus of:
- a community passionate about making positive changes in the lives of youth and families
- a great willing to collaborate toward those means
- the need to continue growth and focus in these areas where so much momentum is already in place