Advocating for change, for supports and services, for children and families takes all of us. Your experience and expertise can impact the lives of others. We encourage families and professionals to take an active role in advocating for change. Check here for upcoming legislation impacting foster care, adoption, guardianship and the supports and services available to children and families. We hope you will get involved - contact your senator, share your story, testify.
In addition to Right Turn, there are several agencies in Nebraska who advocate for children and families.
Nebraska SenatorsYou can affect change in Nebraska by contacting your Senator.
Previous Advocacy Efforts
We are proud to be charged with determining gaps and barriers to services and advocating for the supports necessary for children and their families. Right Turn has been involved in the development and/or in testifying for various bills that have been presented to the Legislature in the past several years.
We remain committed to working with other organizations, families and professionals in Nebraska to advocate for change.
This bill increased the supports available to youth aging out of foster care to the age of 21. It also allows for subsidy and Medicaid support for youth adopted after the age of 16.
2013: LB 561 - Change Provisions and Transfer Responsibilities Regarding the Juvenile Justice System
This bill overhauled the Juvenile Justice System to focus on rehabilitation.
This bill changes the requirements for kinship homes and removes barriers to placement of children in the home of family members.
This law allows for adoptive families to review the casefile for a child they plan to adopt.
This law requires that the complete medical history for a child being adopted should include "the race, ethnicity, nationality, Indian tribe when applicable and in compliance with the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act, or other cultural history of both biological parents, if available."