Title I-D Neglect/Delinquent

Contact: Pat Frost | 402-471-2478 | pat.frost@nebraska.gov

Federal Law and Definition

Section 1401 Purpose and Program Authorization.

(a) Purpose It is the purpose of this part to –

(1) to improve educational services for children and youth in local, tribal, and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children in the State are expected to meet;

(2) to provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and

(3) to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education and the involvement of their families and communities.

Title I

The Title I Annual Caseload Count of Children in Local Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent from the 5 districts with county detention centers located within their districts, and from the 16 districts with neglected facilities located within their districts will now report form NDE: 04-017 on the CDC. Notifications will be sent to the districts. Complete directions are located on the CDC.

You are eligible to start the Bridge to Independence program if you are between 19 and 21 years old and are in one of these situations:

You aged out of foster care in an out-of-home placement.
You were discharged into independent living from foster care.
You were adopted from foster care at age 16 or older (your benefits are a little different).
You entered into a guardianship agreement at age 16 or older (your benefits are a little different.