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Lawmakers Look to Improve Juvenile Justice in Nebraska

Boys Town Youth speak to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee Thursday about the Juvenile Justice in Nebraska. From left to right: Nikole Shell, Josh Reed, Emmanuel Kuot, and Lolita Becerra.  

Boys Town Youth speak to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee Thursday about the Juvenile Justice in Nebraska. From left to right: Nikole Shell, Josh Reed, Emmanuel Kuot, and Lolita Becerra.

Legislature's Judiciary Committee held a hearing at the South Omaha Metro Community College to talk about juvenile justice on Thursday. For three hours the committee listened to testimony ranging from truancy to detention. Some of the most powerful testimony came from the young people who had been in the system as a child, such as Boys Town Mayor, Josh Reed. Listen to what Josh and other Boys Town youth had to say on WOWT