Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Youth Link

2022 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

1st Place Winner 2021

(Artwork 2021 Nebraska Poster Contest Winner, Mackenna Wollenburg of Seward, Nebraska)


We are pleased to invite all Nebraska 5th grade students to recognize National Missing Children’s Day by participating in the Nebraska 2022 Missing Children’s Day poster contest.  The theme of the contest is, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home”. The contest entry deadline is February 15, 2022.  The winner of the state competition will be submitted to a national competition with the U.S. Department of Justice. Click here for more information about the poster contest.

The Nebraska Attorney General's Youth Conference

2019 Youth Conference Participants

2019 Youth Conference Participants


The 2019 Attorney General’s Youth Conference was held on April 16th at the Nebraska State Capitol and attended by 56 high school juniors from across the state representing 33 Nebraska communities. Students from across the state were selected from a pool of applicants who submitted a brief resume of activities, a short essay on a selected Constitutional Amendment, and personal recommendations.

During the conference, students examined all three branches of government with representatives providing their unique perspective and overview. Events of the day included remarks and discussions led by Attorney General Peterson, lunch at the Governor’s Residence, and a visit with Lt. Governor Foley. In addition, participants heard messages from Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Papik and Senator Suzanne Geist, representative of District 25-Lincoln.

Students engaged in a mock bill debate and oral arguments. They received an overview of the Attorney General’s Office featuring a panel discussion by the Bureau Chiefs from the Attorney General’s Office and an exploration of online safety hosted by the Attorney General’s Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Sothan.

Nebraska Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest


1st Place Winner 2021

Artwork by 2021 Nebraska Poster Contest Winner, Mackenna Wollenburg of Seward, Nebraska

Each year, in recognition of National Missing Children's Day, the Nebraska Attorney General's Office invites 5th graders from across the state to participate in a poster competition. The winner of the state competition will be submitted to a national competition with the U.S. Department of Justice.



2nd Place Winner 2021


Artwork by Mikaylee Cambell of Gordon, Nebraska


3rd Place Winner 2021

Artwork by Gabriel Jose of Grand Island, Nebraska