Project Evaluation

NYA is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation to assess whether its main project goals will be achieved. Data collection methods include surveys of system youth about their attorney representation and on-line court case file reviews.

The following project goals are being evaluated

Goal #1

Create a network of attorneys well-trained in the specialized practice of juvenile law

Goal #2

Improve the perceptions of procedural fairness by youth involved in the juvenile justice system

Goal #3

Increase the quantity and quality of Nebraska appeals on behalf of youth in the justice system

Goal #4

In Douglas County: Increase motions and requests for probably cause showings; Decrease admissions to original charges

youth completing a survey
court records
group of male teens