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
Create a network of attorneys well-trained in the specialized practice of juvenile law
Improve the perceptions of procedural fairness by youth involved in the juvenile justice system
Increase the quantity and quality of Nebraska appeals on behalf of youth in the justice system
In Douglas County: Increase motions and requests for probably cause showings; Decrease admissions to original charges