About Kim Hawekotte
Kim’s professional background includes working in the field of child welfare and juvenile services for over 30 years. As a private practice trial attorney for over 14 years, she was extensively involved in juvenile court as a parent’s attorney, a defense attorney and as a Guardian ad Litem. As the Deputy Chief of the Juvenile Division of the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted abuse/neglect, status offense and delinquency cases. As the Governor appointed Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Services, she was responsible for all aspects of the Nebraska Juvenile Justice System including the YRTC’s in Kearney and Geneva. She also has served as the President and General Counsel for KVC Behavioral Healthcare Nebraska, a foster care and in-home service provider. For over 7 years, she was Executive Director for the Nebraska Foster Care Review Office, an independent State agency responsible for the oversight of all children placed in out-of-home care. Currently, Kim is the Douglas County Deputy County Administrator responsible for all juvenile justice reform initiatives occurring within Douglas County.