CCFL is dedicated to providing information and knowledge that will advance the well being of children and families in Nebraska and nationally. CCFL publications in the areas of child welfare legal issues are now available online.

  • Nebraska CHEM-L Protocol for Children Exposed to Methamphetamine Labs
  • Chemical Residual Removal for Children Associated with Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories

    The Nebraska CHEM-L Protocol has been developed by a Medical Working Group as part of the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. The protocol is part of Nebraska's focus on drug-endangered children.

    The CHEM-L Protocol, Gregg F. Wright, M.D., M.Ed, in Nebraska Medicine, Winter 2007, Volume 6, Number 1, Page 6

  • Mental and Physical Conditions Encountered in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice

    This publication is intended to be a resource for Health and Human Service workers, attorneys, judges, CASA volunteers, and others who work with families in the child protection or juvenile justice systems. Current information about a variety of mental and physical conditions is provided, including definitions, prevalence, causes, treatment, and family and developmental issues. Additionally, information about psychotropic medications, common street drugs, and commonly used psychological tests is included. Internet resources are included in most sections so readers can easily update the information. Note space is included so that users can record local resources or add other information.

    Mental and Physical Conditions Encountered in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice, 2007 Edition, Gregg F. Wright, M.D., M.Ed, prepared for Nebraska DHHS Pre-service Protection and Safety Worker Training

  • The Nebraska Juvenile Law Digest

    The Nebraska Juvenile Law Digest provides a survey of Nebraska case law pertaining to child welfare and juvenile justice issues. The feature articles in the Digest are on new developments and programs in Nebraska. The primary purpose of the Digest is to keep lawyers, judges, social service workers, and other professionals abreast of new Nebraska case law by providing a quick reference to recent Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions. Selected Nebraska cases have been abridged and summarized for use as a resource, but the actual text of a case should be examined for the detailed facts and language prior to citation. The Nebraska Juvenile Law Digest is published annually by the University of Nebraska Center on Children, Families, and the Law and is also sponsored by Nebraska Continuing Legal Education and the Nebraska Permanency Planning Task Force.

  • Nebraska Revised Statutes: Selected Provisions Pertaining to Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Vulnerable Adults

    Also known as the "Red Book," this publiciation is compiled as a reference guide for lawyers, judges, social service workers, and other professionals who work in the juvenile system in Nebraska.

  • Guide for Parents/Foster Parents

    These guides are overviews of the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process. There are separate guides available for foster parents and relative caregivers and for parents.

  • Additional publications are available by our faculty and staff members. These publications may or may not be available online.

Our mission

Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

Mother and her son

Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.
- Albert Camus