AnnouncementThe 2014 revision of the Age of Majority Booklet is now available for download below:
DownloadThe 2014 Age of Majority Booklet is available for download in the Adobe Acrobat format.
2014 Age of Majority Booklet (PDF)
2014 Age of Majority Booklet (iBook)
The Reaching the Age of Majority booklet is designed to educate youth about the rights and responsibilities that come with adulthood. It is the work of legal professionals who have volunteered their time to research and write the materials. Topics include alcohol; contracts; crime victims; health and human services; insurance; internet safety; landlord tenant law; parties; sex crimes; tax responsibilities; and weapons, guns, and fireworks.
A classroom set of up to 35 copies of Reaching the Age of Majority booklet is available to high schools, post-secondary education institutions, law enforcement agencies, health professionals, members of the judiciary, libraries, and other interested organizations. It is suggested that, for their own study, students access the iBook or the PDF version of the booklet from this web page. PLEASE NOTE: An iOS device such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer is needed to interface with the iBook.
A generous gift from Virginia Schmid, widow of past Foundation President Marvin Schmid, has made the most recent printing possible. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their booklet requests using the online form below:
Sexting, the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs primarily between mobile phones, is an unfortunate trend among today's youth. Sexting has confounded parents and provided new challenges to educators, law enforcement, and the courts. Because of child pornography, obscene material, and internet solicitation laws, the consequences of sexting can be both devastating and life-long.
Judge Richard D. Sievers of the Nebraska Court of Appeals discusses the legal ramifications of this recent trend, including the significance the age of majority (age 19). Parents, educators, and members of the public are encouraged to read Judge Sievers' article.