After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.
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BEAM is a training academy for behavioral health professionals that focuses on providing continuing education training and enhancing professional skills. Who Should Attend: Professionals in psychology, mental health, addictions, criminal justice, and school counseling. CE Approval: This program is offering six hours of Criminal Justice (Probation), LADC, and Continuing Education (Mental Health & Substance Abuse). […]
The Public Engagement Pilot Initiative is a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is initiating up to six pilot projects to learn more about how courts can best engage the public to overcome social inequities and […]
The Nebraska Public Policy Center has conducted two evaluations for the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court. The first was a three year program evaluation of the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court conducted from October 2010 through September 2013 and the second evaluation was conducted from October 2014 through September 2017. The purpose of the evaluations […]
Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail
The Public Policy Center is partnering with Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority in a collaborative approach to reducing the prevalence of individuals with mental health disorders in jail. This National Institute of Justice grant funded program focuses on Scottsbluff County in the Panhandle of Nebraska. The Public Policy Center is assisting with facilitation and evaluation […]
DeKraai, M., Hoffman, S., Abdel-Monem, T., Bulling, D., Speck, K., Smith, T., & Lester, B. (2017). Lancaster County adult drug court: Final evaluation report (Cumulative October 2014 through September 2017). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Unpublished report.
As information becomes increasingly accessible, people are processing more, and more complex, information than ever before. Often this information contains, or is based on, scientific research. The validity and reliability of various kinds of scientific information varies widely, and laypeople are poorly equipped to differentiate between weak and strong scientific information when making decisions—that is, […]
Viñas-Racionero, R., Raghavan, C., Soria-Verde M. A., & Prat-Santaolària, R. (2017). Association between stalking and violence in a sample of Spanish partner violence cases. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(5), 561-581. doi: 10.1177/0306624X15598165
Blankley, K., PytlikZillig, L. M., & Speck, K. (2017). Applying motivational interviewing to parenting act mediation: The promise of the process. The Nebraska Lawyer, January/February, 31-36. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2898972
The Dimensionality of Trust-Relevant Constructs in Four Institutional Domains: Results from Confirmatory Factor Analyses
PytlikZillig, L., Hamm, J., Shockley, E., Herian, M., Neal, T., Kimbrough, C., Tomkins, A., & Bornstein, B. (2016). The dimensionality of trust-relevant constructs in four institutional domains: Results from confirmatory factor analyses. Journal of Trust Research. doi: 10.1080/21515581.2016.1151359 The Dimensionality of Trust-Relevant Constructs in Four Institutional Domains: Results from Confirmatory Factor Analyses.