Nebraska Children's Commission Application Process

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 meets quarterly and makes recommendations related to child welfare and juvenile justice reform. If you wish to be considered for appointment to the Nebraska Children’s Commission, you must submit an application through the Governor’s office. For questions, please contact the Nebraska Children’s Commission at NECC.Contact@nebraska.gov or (402) 890-6510.

15 Voting Members Include:

  • A biological parent currently or previously involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice system
  • A young adult previously in foster care
  • A representative of a federally recognized Indian tribe residing within the State of Nebraska and appointed from a list of three nominees submitted by the Commission on Indian Affairs
  • 12 child welfare and juvenile justice systems stakeholders

Ex-Officio, Non-voting Members Include:

  • Chairperson of the Health and Human Services Committee of the Legislature or a committee member designated by the chairperson
  • Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee of the Legislature or a committee member designated by the chairperson
  • Chairperson of the Appropriations Committee of the Legislature or a committee member designated by the chairperson
  • Three (3) persons appointed by the State Court Administrator
  • Director of CFS or designee
  • Commissioner of Education, or designee
  • The Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
  • Executive Director of the FCRO
  • Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, or designee