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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Agency
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
808 P Street, Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-434-5330
402-434-5332

MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent cirme, and prevent underage drinking. MADD's Court Monitoring Program seeks to improve the criminal justice system and to reduce impaired driving.

Contact
Sara Draper
402-434-5330
Available projects

**Court Monitor: Attend court cases to accurately collect information on DWI/DUI misdemeanor & felony cases. Training will be provided. Time commitments vary depending on the availability of the volunteer and the schedule of the court--Lancaster, Adams, Gage, Hall, Saline, Sarpy, Otoe, & Saunders Counties.**Checkpoint: Work 10PM-2AM Write down license plate numbers. Dates to be determined. **Clerical, data-entry.

Victim Impact Panel Facilitator: Educated DUI/DWI offenders on the true cost of drunk driving. Volunteer facilitators help to run the panels, register attendees and helping to collect evaluations after the panel is over. Panels are held in Madison, Hall, Lancaster, Buffalo, Adams, Scottsbluff, Sarpy, Dodge, Platte, and Gage counties
Observant, calm, friendly, detail oriented person
20 hrs.
Flexibile
Min. 1X per week.
Orientation & training
Request application
Classification
Fall 2013
Kelen, Sarah
Pettit, Pat
English 001
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
health, court, Criminal justice, drunk driving, alcoholism

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Lancaster County

Agency
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Lancaster County
1141 H Street, Suite C
Lincoln, NE 68508
402.474.5161
Dawn Rockey

CASA for Lancaster County provides a voice for abused and neglected children in the court system so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

Contact
Dawn Rockey
402.474.5161
Available projects

Research and copy potential cases, observe court proceedings. Help with special events. Data entry of cases, general ofice assistance. Other projects as determined. CASA Volunteer: Be an advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. Required pre-service training is 30 hours, time commitment is very flexible according to your schedule.

flexible
Can attend CASA volunteer training if interested
Application through Mail or email
Classification
Children, court, Advocacy

Cedar's Youth Services

Agency
Cedar's Youth Services
6601 Pioneers Blvd Ste 1
Lincoln, NE 68506-5260
402-434-5437
437-8833
The mission of Cedars Youth Services is to help children, youth and their families grow to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Our consideration is the child or youth's independent needs, not his or her ability to pay for services. Our focus is on prevention and intervention for the victims of abuse, neglect, and crisis. *Emergency shelter for children ages birth-17; residential care for children ages birth-18.
Contact
Ruthi Thompson
402-434-5437
Available projects
Mentor for Foster Youth: CEDARS is currently looking for adults, age 23 and up, to spend time as mentors for adolescent you living in foster care. Mentors will be matched with youth based on preferences, interests, and location. Mentors are asked to have contact a minimum of twice per month and participate in our Teens with Mentors support group offered once per month. A year's commitment to the youth is also requested to avoid more disruptions and disappointments for the youth. Youth living in CEDARS foster homes have been removed from their parents, often due to family crisis, abuse and/or neglect. They face many challenges and rely on adults to help them navigate life's difficulties. Mentors will work in partnership with the CEDARS foster care staff, and foster parents to provide youth with meaningful and enjoyable activities and provide support for school, social and life success! Mentors must be able to pass background checks, a drug test,& provide three references and have a valid driver's license.
Requires at least 20 hours a semester but able to take students who have more
Different programs have different hours available, including days, evenings and weekends.
3 hour orientation required prior to placement in the program. This is scheduled on an individual basis with the student.
Yes, on website.

All Cedars Youth Services placements have extemsive application processes. Allow at least two weeks.

Classification
Fall 2012
Ahlum, Mary Beth
Bulling, Ted
Herndon, Gerise
Perry, James
Van Hof, Jill
Education 105
Education 105L
Tutor, Mentor, Children, Teens, Counseling, Abuse, Crisis, court, legal