The overall mission of the Heartland Juvenile Services Association is to enable juvenile service providers, members of the justice system and personnel of juvenile detention centers, correctional facilities, staff secure programs, group homes, emergency shelters and other facilities/institutions throughout the heartland region of the United States to join together in mutual efforts to strengthen and improve residential and community-based services for youth and their families through the implementation of best practices.
Our Board Members
HJSA, established in 1992, comprises of individuals from a variety of juvenile services and organizations accross the heartland. Please find a listing of our current board members below.
Jeremy Hugins, President
Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center
Tami Steensma, Secretary
Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center, Director of Juvenile Services
Jesse Jensen, Treasurer
Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Services, Program Director
Jerid Wedige, President Elect
Nebraska State Probation Administration, Probation
Julie Garman, Ph.D.
Juvenile Justice Institute, University of Nebraska Omaha
Sarpy County Corrections, Warden
Motivate 2 Communicate, Owner
Juvenile Services (Burt/Cuming County)
Pathfinders Support Services, CEU
Omni Inventive Care
Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility, Warden