Juvenile Division: Nicole Goaley, Deputy County Attorney
1701 Farnam Street
Hall of Justice, Room 601
Omaha, NE 68183
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The Juvenile Division of the Douglas County Attorney's Office is responsible for enforcement of Nebraska's Juvenile Code as it applies to the following occurrences within Douglas County.
Abuse / Neglect Petitions:
Children who have been placed in protective custody and/or foster care due to suspected abuse and/or neglect. These petitions must be filed within 48 hours.
Children who need to be placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services due to illness or disabilities involving themselves or their parents.
Children who are charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses and have been street released to their parents, or have been referred or transferred to Juvenile Court after being cited or arrested.
Also, children who are detained in the Douglas County Youth Center must have a petition filed within 48 hours to remain in detention.
Children who have not been arrested or charged with a crime, but are at risk because of truancy, uncontrollable behavior, or behavior that is harmful to themselves or others.