Mike Hilgers

Nebraska Attorney General

Youth Link


The Nebraska Attorney General's Youth Conference

Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln

Tuesday, April 16, 2024


What is the Attorney General’s Youth Conference?
On April 16, 2024, Attorney General Hilgers will host a day-long conference where a selected number of high school juniors from across the state will have the opportunity to participate in discussion and debate. Topics will range from our U.S. Constitution, rights, responsibilities to critical issues facing students and their communities. Students will hear from AGO Bureau Chiefs, expand their understanding of the legal process in Nebraska, and eat lunch at the Governor’s Residence.
Who is the conference for?
High school juniors who are interested in state government and law. Juniors must submit an application and be selected to attend the conference.
Where can you apply?
You can download application forms from our website. Applications are due to our office on or before March 8, 2024. Selected students will be notified by April 1, 2024.


2024 Nebraska Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

(Artwork by 2024 Nebraska Poster Contest Winner, Emma Meier) 


Each year, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office invites fifth graders from across the state to participate in the Nebraska Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The posters are intended to raise awareness of missing children and remind parents, guardians, and caregivers to make the safety of their children a priority.


Emma Meier from Grand Island, Nebraska is the 2024 first-place contest winner. The winning poster portrays two hands forming a heart shape with a broken heart in the center. On the right there is a family sitting for a meal with an empty seat representing a missing child. Emma wrote, “I showed two hands making a heart but on the inside of the hands, the heart is broken.” In her essay, Emma said, “I wanted to be able to say something to the world about this problem.”


As the winner of the statewide contest, Emma’s poster will be submitted to a national competition with the U.S. Department of Justice. The national winner will be awarded at the annual ceremony in May recognizing National Missing Children’s Day.




Winners of the 2024 Nebraska Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

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.

1st Place

Emma Meier

2nd Place

Braelyn New

3rd Place 

Preston Price