|Nebraska Children's Commission
LB 821, passed during the 2012 Legislative Session, created the Nebraska Children’s Commission. Responsibilities include to:
- Create a statewide strategic plan for reform of the child welfare system programs and services,
- Review the operations of DHHS regarding child welfare programs and services.
- Recommend, either by the establishment of a new division within DHHS or establishment of a new state agency, options for attaining the intent of this act.
- Provide a permanent forum for collaboration among state, local, community, public and private stakeholders in child welfare programs and services.
Also required is a committee to examine state policy regarding the prescription and administration of psychotropic drugs for state wards, a committee to examine the structure and responsibilities of the Office of Juvenile Services, and other committees as necessary. Written reports on the Commission activities are required by August 1, 2012, September 15, 2012, and November 1, 2012.The strategic plan and written report are due to the Health and Human Services Committee and the Governor on or before December 15, 2012.
Legislative Bill 821 (Nebraska Legislature Website)
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