Encourage family preservation to parents to work together for the best interest of Omaha children by providing strong cultural awareness of our Omaha traditions and bringing about family reunification.

CPS Department Function

The Child Protective Services (CPS) Department of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska encourages family preservation to parents to work together for the best interest of Omaha children by providing strong cultural awareness of our Omaha traditions and bringing about family reunification. The Department’s functions include:

 

  • – Work with abused or neglected children, minors in need of supervision and their families and caregivers to determine necessary services and formulate a service plan.
  • – Evaluate information concerning client’s social, economic, and personal background and utilize this information to develop and implement individual and family case plans and treatment plans that prioritize client and family needs with goals, action steps and timelines to meet requirements.
  • – Monitor and evaluate client needs and progress on established case plan in order to modify the case plan as each individual case may require.
  • – Present court testimony at court cases or hearings involving abuse, neglect, delinquency, status offender dependency and foster care status and explain and interpret reports and case evaluations.
  • – Review and evaluate temporary and long-term foster care placements to include relative placements, institutional placements, and pre-adoptive placements.
  • – Conduct home visits and monitoring of families and children, both in home and in foster care placement, to maintain ongoing evaluation of services necessary and appropriateness of placement.
  • – Provide skill-building services to families and children targeted at establishing safe and healthy home environments and alleviating the situation which brought the family into the court system.
  • – Provide transportation services for client in order to facilitate services outlined in the case plan.
  • – Monitor and provide transportation for supervised visitations as ordered by the Court.
  • – Provide written reports as necessary for use in legal proceedings.
Foster Services
The CPS Department is currently taking applications for anyone interested in providing foster care services. Please contact Ms. Val-Holli Merrick at the CPS Office at 402-837-5331, ext. 101.