Working With Families Toward Greater Things


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workshop

Lancaster County, Lincoln, NE - Dist 3J Ad Maiora Family Engagement Work Group in partnership with community stakeholders, Probation Officers, youth and families, developed intentional tools to strengthen family engagement along multiple points of contact. This work included the development of a Family Brochure, Colloquies, Youth and Parent/Guardian Satisfaction Surveys and a Sustainability Plan. Current endeavors include the development of a Family Orientation Session, and the development of new colloquies related to the Sharing of Assessment Results in relationship to the Family and Youth Discussion as a part of our Pre-Dispositional Investigation, along with Victim contact. Technical support for this work was provided through the Dennis Mondoro and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project; including the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Impact Center and the National Juvenile Defender Center.


Brady Amoreena
, Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation - Nebraska

Jody Busse
Juvenile Justice Resource Supervisor, Nebraska State Probation

Jody joined the office of Probation Administration in 2010; remaining there until August, 2013 when she transitioned to her current role in District 3J. Prior to joining Probation, she worked for twenty year in the community, providing services and support to youth and families from primary prevention through clinical therapy; including intensive home based services.

Amy Champoux
, Lancaster County Juvenile Probation

Amy Champoux, currently serves as a Supervisor with Lancaster County Juvenile Probation District 3J in Lincoln, NE. Amy serves as a Co-Chair of the Ad Maiora Family Engagement Work Group. Amy earned her Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Beuna Vista University. In 1999, she became a Juvenile Probation Officer with District 3J and remaining there until 2005. After a hiatus she returned in 2013 again being hired as a Juvenile Probation Officer and was promoted to a Supervisor in 2014. She is a proud wife to her husband, Chris, of 26 years, and a mother to three adult sons.