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Membership Openings for the Nebraska Children's Commission and Subgroups


The Nebraska Children’s Commission and several of its statutory subgroups occasionally seek applications for membership. A listing of the open statutory positions is below.

Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee

The charge of the Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Commission regarding the Bridge to Independence Program, extended guardianship assistance, and extended adoption assistance. The Committee is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  1. A representative of a child welfare service agency
  2. A representative of an independent living services agency
  3. A representative of a child welfare advocacy organization
  4. A representative of a behavioral health organization
  5. A representative of the legislative branch of government (non-voting position)
  6. A representative of the judicial branch of government (non-voting position)
  7. A young adult currently or previously in foster care
Applications for membership of the Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee can be downloaded here. Applications should be submitted to Amanda Felton no later than close of the day on July 6, 2018.

Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee

The FCRRC was codified at Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง43-4217 to make recommendations on foster care reimbursement rates, statewide standardized level of care assessment, and adoption assistance payments. Members of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee would serve a term of four years from the time of appointment. The Committee is seeking the following representative:

  1. A foster parent who contracts directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications for membership of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee can be download here.

Juvenile Services Committee

The mission of this Committee is to design a comprehensive, accountable, culturally competent, continuum of care in the juvenile justice system that meets the needs of families and youth while maintaining public safety. The Juvenile Services Committee is currently seeking the following representatives:

  1.  Group home/Shelter representative

Applications for membership of the Juvenile Services Committee can be download here.

Strengthening Families Act Committee

The purpose of the Strengthening Families Act Committee is to act as an advisory body while the normalcy provisions of the Strengthening Families Act are implemented in Nebraska. Members of the Strengthening Families Act Committee would serve a term of two years from the time of appointment. The Committee is seeking the following representatives:

  1. Representative of the Legislative branch of government
  2. Representative of the Executive branch of government
  3. Young adult currently or previously in foster care
  4. Representative from the juvenile probation system.
  5. Representative from a child welfare advocacy organization.
  6. Representative from a child welfare service agency.
  7. Representative from an agency providing independent living services.
  8. Representative of a child care institution.
  9. Current or former foster parent.
  10. Parent who has experience in the foster care system.
  11. Professional who has relevant practical experience.
  12. Guardian Ad Litem who practices in juvenile court.

Applications for membership of the Strengthening Families Act Committee can be downloaded here. Applications should be submitted to Amanda Felton no later than close of the day on July 6, 2018.

Nebraska Children's Commission

The Nebraska Children’s Commission is dedicated to working collaboratively with the three branches of government along with state, local, community, public and private stakeholders to enhance practices and programs to improve the safety and well-being of children and families in Nebraska. As an advisory body, the Commission makes recommendations related to child welfare and juvenile justice reform.


Members of the Commission will be asked to serve until June 30, 2019. Members would be required to attend quarterly Commission meetings as well as participate in one of the Commission’s subgroups. The Nebraska Children’s Commission is seeking the following representative:

  1.  Prosecuting Attorney Who Practices in Juvenile Court
If you would like to be considered for this Commission, please complete the Application for Executive Appointment available at https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req.

Other Subgroups

The Commission is always excited to have members of the community and stakeholder organizations become involved in its work. A chart of the active groups of the Commission can be accessed here. Should you be interested in any of the Commission's groups, please feel free to contact Commission staff at NECC.Contact@nebraska.gov or (402) 890-6510 for more information.