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January 28, 2020
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is pleased to announce the completion of the 2019 Language Access Plan for the Nebraska Judicial Branch. This strategic agenda for language access in Nebraska State Courts and Probation is a reaffirmation of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s commitment to ensuring that Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals can participate meaningfully in Judicial Branch programs and services using qualified interpreters at no personal cost. Whether spoken...Read more
January 27, 2020
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated six graduations in Omaha on January 22, 2020, at the Legislative Chambers of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center. For the Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge James Gleason hosted the ceremony and Lutheran Family Services peer support team member, Zachariah...Read more
January 27, 2020
The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court held its annual holiday party in January 2020, with a dinner of chili and cinnamon rolls. Present were participants of the Veterans Treatment Court, past graduates of the program, veteran court mentors, and the treatment court team, including District Court Judge John Colborn and District Court Judge Robert Otte. The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department donated the use of their enclosed shelter for the event.Read more
January 22, 2020
District and administrative probation staff attended the 2019 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference as part of the ongoing effort to improve investigation and case management within the State of Nebraska. Several probation staff attended the conference to ensure Nebraska probation practices and assessments are in line with national advancements and new developments. This opportunity was grant-funded through the Violence Against Women Act STOP grant. The annual conference is...Read more
January 22, 2020
Sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, the brain, and the health of everyone at the table according to the message of #ComeToTheTableNebraska as delivered by Judges Anne Paine and Linda Bauer. Beginning January 12, 2020 (the first Sunday after schools were back in session following winter break), Judges Paine and Bauer challenged grade school families in their respective districts to participate in a challenge to eat with their families. Student and their guardians are asked to post...Read more
January 21, 2020
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Legislative Chamber of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183 For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge James T. Gleason will host the ceremony. The...Read more
December 30, 2019
UPDATED INFORMATION: The Supreme Court changes to the rules relating to guardianships and conservatorships have been delayed to become effective April 1, 2020. This delay will allow completion of JUSTICE programing and education for Judges, Staff, Guardians and Attorneys. New forms will also be available April 1, 2020. Office of Public Guardian online education will continue to be available after the first of the year. Live education for guardians and conservators will continue to be available...Read more
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December 18, 2019
Whether serving as a presiding judge, an attorney coach, or program speaker, state judges from all levels of court volunteered for the 2019 Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Program. Judicial volunteers of note include: Judges John Colborn and Laurie Yardley, who are the Region 10 Coordinators, served as the hosts for the state championship. This included securing courtrooms, jury rooms, and a conference room for the judges’ orientation. Both Colborn and Yardley welcomed the 12 regional...Read more
December 18, 2019
Longtime Drug Court coordinator, Paul Yakel, supervised his final commencement ceremony for the Douglas County District Court Adult Drug Court on December 11, 2019. While Yakel’s final ceremony involved five participants, the program has celebrated graduations for over 2,000 participants throughout its 22-year history. This most recent graduation is the court’s 107th commencement ceremony. The District Court Adult Drug Court has proven to be an innovative, cost-effective program to assist...Read more
December 17, 2019
Naloxone carry programs are becoming increasingly common among agencies serving justice-involved populations, and Nebraska’s probation officers are considered among those who are positioned to engage people at risk for drug overdose. The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation (AOCP) supports access to and use of naloxone as a safe and efficient response to someone showing signs of an opioid overdose or incidental exposure. Quick-rescue intranasal naloxone is being made available for...Read more

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