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Nebraska Department of Health

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is the State agency in Nebraska that has its headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. The primary concern of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is to provide essential health and human services.
One of the major operations conducted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is the Division of Children and Family Services. The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center – Kearney, in Kearney, Nebraska, is the primary juvenile correctional facility for boys in the State. The juvenile correction facility for girls is the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center- Geneva, located in an unincorporated part of Fillmore County near Geneva, Nebraska.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (DOC) operated these facilities for 23 years until January 1, 1997, when the management of these youth correctional facilities were transferred out of the DOC’s scope and made the responsibility of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This transfer of responsibility was in part due to the fact that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was already handling troubled juveniles through its Child Protective Services Division. 

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