Please Help Welcome Erin Aliano to the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers!

Erin Aliano is the Special Projects Coordinator with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers. Her current special project is to enhance the CAC response across Nebraska for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth. She is working with a variety of disciplines across the state to improve the response to child trafficking victims. Prior to this position, she was a Victim Witness Specialist for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nebraska. Erin provided assistance and coordination on the reservations of the Santee Sioux Nation, Omaha Tribe and Winnebago Tribe to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, felony assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse and other major felonies. She worked with service providers, investigators, Tribal leaders and community members predominantly in the Northeast part of the District of Nebraska to improve the protection and empowerment of crime victims. She assisted in facilitating a Federal Multi-Disciplinary Team on each of the reservations to review allegations of child abuse and child sexual assaults. In addition to these duties, she coordinated witnesses testifying for in Federal Court. Prior to her appointment to this position in 2009, she was the Training Specialist for the Omaha Police Department and a Family Violence Specialist/Advocate for the YWCA Omaha located in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.

She served as President on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime. She also teaches as adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the field of Criminal Justice and Creighton University in Sociology.

Erin and her husband, Joe, enjoy the wild family life of raising their two boys, Sonny and Bruno.

 

Check out current and past annual reports for the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers!

Annual Report - 2015

Annual Report - 2014

Annual Report - 2013


 

Family Advocacy Center to open satellite center in Hastings!

A satellite office slated to open in early 2017 in Hastings will give victims of child abuse, their families and local law enforcement a more centralized location in which to re-build lives and foster hope.

The Family Advocacy Center broke ground Thursday afternoon on what will be one of nine nationally accredited satellite child advocacy centers in the state.

The satellite location will provide forensic interviews, advocacy , case coordination and testing for drug endangered children in Adams County. The center provides assistance to law enforcement, Health and Human Services and prosecutors in investigation allegations of child abuse.

For more of this story, please click <<here>>


Attorney General Approves Child Death Scene Investigation Guidelines

To view a copy of the letter that Attorney General Jon Bruing sent out, please click <<here>>.

Please click <<here>> to view a copy of the guidelines.


Check out what's happening in North Platte...


An army of workers

The North Platte Telegraph Monday's cool September weather was a perfect reminder that the renovation project for the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center has begun just in time.
The more than 100-year-old house that opens its doors to children
undergoing the trauma of abuse will no longer have the cold winter winds streaming through its corridors. A traumatized child who has suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to protect and nurture them will no longer have to relay their stories to investigators over the sounds of passing vehicles. (For more of this story, click here.)

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Here are two more great articles on the Bridge of Hope, the Child Advocacy Center in North Platte. Web links are are direct resource to the articles posted by the North Platte Telegraph.

Hope Rides by Mark Young

Club works to 'black out' abuse by Mark Young