The resources provided by the LRC are intended to assist attorneys in juvenile court practice and encourage systemic change within Nebraska’s child welfare system. If you have not already, we encourage you to join our listserv and receive such valuable information as the regularly released Foster Care Reform Update. Our other resources include legal and technical assistance in individual cases, our continuing series of policy briefs, publications highlighting child welfare issues, and other relevant resources geared toward the child welfare community.

Important Note: The mission of Nebraska Appleseed is to address policies and systemic issues facing Nebraskans. Therefore, the Foster Care Reform Legal Resource Center is only able to provide assistance on cases that involve systemic issues in the child welfare system that are within our expertise and resources to address. For example, we are unfortunately unable to help with everyday issues and basic procedural questions. Whereas, we may be able to provide research and information related to the rights of non-English speaking families in the child welfare system.


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The Foster Care Reform Legal Resource Center provides legal and technical assistance to attorneys practicing in Nebraska’s juvenile courts, including research assistance, resource referrals, and amicus brief support. Note though, that because the mission of Nebraska Appleseed is to address policies and systemic issues facing Nebraskans, we are only able to provide assistance on cases that involve systemic issues in the child welfare system that are within our expertise and resources to address. If you are an attorney who would like to request assistance from the Foster Care Reform Legal Resource Center, please reach out to Allison Derr at


The Foster Care Reform Legal Resource Center Listserv provides a forum for information and dialogue among attorneys to influence legal precedent in the juvenile courts in a positive way. Listserv members also receive a regular electronic newsletter, the “Foster Care Reform Update,” which includes child welfare case law summaries, legislative developments, and a “policy spotlight” on an issue affecting Nebraska juvenile court practice. We also encourage list members to use the list to communicate with one another about issues and challenges that arise in their juvenile court practices.

Note: Due to the confidential nature of legal discussions, the listserv is restricted to guardians ad litem and counsel representing biological or foster parents only.

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  • Do not use any client identifying information on the list. Doing so is a breach of your duty of confidentiality to your client.
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