The Ricketts administration announced generous raises for state corrections officers and other state security workers to address the growing staffing crisis at state prisons.
Legislative hearing last week put a spotlight on deeply troubling failures in Douglas and Sarpy Counties by St. Francis Ministries.
After more than a year of managing child welfare cases in the Omaha area, an alarming array of red flags have popped up around St. Francis Ministries.
LINCOLN (AP) — Lincoln-area churches and state human services caseworkers have opened an online portal for people who need a little extra help.
Howard, of Omaha, represents District 9 in the Nebraska Legislature. Bolz, of Lincoln, represents District 29.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
As summarized in the decision, the couple sought damages after HHS placed a 10-year-old boy with them for potential adoption in 2010 and did not tell them about his history of being sexually abused and of acting out sexually.
The release said pepper spray was used to subdue the inmate, and the caseworker was treated for injuries believed to be not life-threatening. The release did not specify what led to the alleged assault.
State Corrections spokesman Andrew Nystrom said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation but questioned the credibility of information provided by the prison inmate.
Launched in 2010 in Chicago and brought to the Omaha metro area in 2014, Pathway of Hope is a wide-ranging approach that embeds a Salvation Army caseworker in a family’s life for a year or more.
The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a contempt finding against the state’s child welfare agency for mismanaging the care of a 12-year-old boy who has lived in more than a dozen different foster homes.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has requested that a judge toss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of a 12-year…
Michael Belitz’s estate claims that Health and Human Services failed to act on repeated warnings from not only Michael’s mother but also other family members who were concerned about Michael’s welfare and believed his life was in jeopardy.
It was 2011, and Nancy had been searching for her birth family for 17 years. Nebraska law and decades-old shame had slowed her progress. But the people waiting at the train station served as proof that her journey was nearly over.
A prison worker found 42-year-old Patrick Howley unresponsive in his cell at Tecumseh state prison just before 7 a.m. July 27.