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Nebraska office responds to critical juvenile justice report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's courts and office of probation administration say a report that is critical of what was called a lack of progress on juvenile justice reform is inaccurate.

The Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reports state probation administrator Ellen Brokofsky spoke to the Nebraska Children's Commission Tuesday about Inspector General Julie Rogers' report.

According to the report, the state's courts did not follow state law on improving transparency and accountability in providing all case information to the inspector general's office.

Brokofsky's office says the report used assumptions and anecdotal information that was "not necessarily factual."

Brokofsky says the probation office became involved in juvenile reform because it saw many low-income children becoming wards of the state and knew it was a large undertaking.

Earlier this month, Omaha Sen. Bob Krist said he was drafting legislation to move the juvenile justice program out of the judiciary branch.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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