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Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Notice of Public Hearing - March 24th, 2015
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 9:15 o’clock, A.M.

    See the Notice Information for full details.
  • Resolution 2015 11A
    Public hearing regarding vacation or abandonment of a road has been set for April 14, 2015.  

    See Resolution 2015 11A for more information.
  • Notice of Sheriff Sale April 9th, 2015
    Notice is given of a Sheriff Sale on April 9th, 2015.  A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback and a 1978 Arrow Glass 18’ Boat will be sold.

    View the Notice of Sale for more information.

  • Invitation to bidders - Maintenance Building
    Buffalo County Board of Commissioners and Beckenhauer Construction, Inc. are requesting sealed Sub-contractor bids for the construction of a new Maintenance Garage south of the Buffalo County Courthouse, Kearney, Nebraska.

    See the invitation to bidders for more information.
  • Full-Time District Court Assistant Opening
    Buffalo County District Court is accepting applications for a full-time District Court Assistant.

    Job Information and How to Apply
    
Juvenile Division
Juvenile Division

The Juvenile Division of the Buffalo County Attorney’s Office is responsible for enforcement of Nebraska’s Juvenile Code as it applies to the juveniles in Buffalo County. The Juvenile Division handles many types of juvenile cases, including: abuse/neglect petitions; dependency petitions; delinquency petitions for juveniles who have broken the criminal law; and status petitions for juveniles who are uncontrollable at home or in school. After reviewing the circumstances of each case, the county attorney determines what charges to file and whether to file them in juvenile court, or treat them as an adult, or offer juvenile pretrial diversion.

In making this decision, the county attorney considers statutorily enumerated factors such as: (1) the type of treatment most likely to be effective for the juvenile and the availability of facilities to provide that treatment, (2) the presence of violence, (3) the motivation for the offense, (4) the age of the juvenile, (5) the juvenile’s history, (6) the sophistication and maturity of the juvenile, (7) whether the best interest of the child and public safety require the juvenile be held in detention beyond the age of majority, (8) whether the victim is willing to participate in mediation, (9) whether there is an established pretrial diversion program, (10) whether the juvenile has acknowledged or been convicted of unlawful use of a firearm, (11) whether a juvenile court order has been issued for the juvenile, (12) whether the juvenile is a street gang member, and (13) other issues the county attorney deems relevant. Even if a charge is filed as an adult, a juvenile may ask the Court have the case transferred to the juvenile court’s jurisdiction. The court then determines whether to treat the offender as an adult or a juvenile.

Juvenile Diversion:

Certain cases may be diverted from court, resulting in no criminal “conviction.” Go to the Juvenile Diversion page for more information

For more information, see A Guide to the Juvenile Justice System.


Additional Resources

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention

Answers for Families 

UNL Center On Children, Families, and the Law

Child Care in Nebraska

Child Welfare, Juvenile & Adult Protective Services

HHS Child Protective Services

HHS Adult Protective Services