JJI provides technical assistance and completes policy and program evaluations for state and local agencies, as well as private organizations. It was established in 2002 to serve as the research arm for Nebraska’s juvenile justice system. JJI also partners with policymakers, practitioners and criminal justice faculty to explore the most effective and practical juvenile justice strategies and programs. The Institute encourages the development of future criminal justice professionals by providing university students with unique educational and research opportunities. Learn more about our current projects.
JJI is part of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is currently located in the UNO Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge Street, Room 219B, Omaha, Nebraska.