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Contact:

Juvenile Division
1701 Farnam Street
Hall of Justice, Room 601
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7051

 

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM except the legal holidays of New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day


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The Juvenile Division of the Douglas County Attorney's Office is responsible for enforcement of Nebraska's Juvenile Code as it applies to the following occurrences within Douglas County:

Abuse / Neglect Petitions:
Juveniles who have been placed in protective custody and/or foster care due to suspected abuse and/or neglect. These petitions must be filed within 48 hours.

Dependency Petitions:
Juveniles who need to be placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services due to illness or disabilities involving themselves or their parents.

Delinquency Petitions:
Juveniles who are charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses and have been street released to their parents, or have been referred or transferred to Juvenile Court after being cited or arrested.
Also, children who are detained in the Douglas County Youth Center must have a petition filed within 48 hours to remain in detention.

Status Petitions:
Juveniles who have not been arrested or charged with a crime, but are at risk because of truancy, uncontrollable behavior, or behavior that is harmful to themselves or others.

Juvenile Diversion:

The Douglas County Attorney's Office does refer some juveniles who have been charged with misdemeanor, felony, traffic, and/or status offenses to the Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center for possible diversion from further formal juvenile court involvement.

*A juvenile is defined as someone who was under eighteeen years of age when an event occurred

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