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August 6, 2018
Photo: Justices from the tristate area discuss improving resources, process for youth in the juvenile justice system. (L to R) Chief Justice Mark Cady, Iowa; Chief Justice David Gilbertson, South Dakota; Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Nebraska; and, Justice Stephanie Stacy, Nebraska.Read more
August 6, 2018
Day 3: Chief Justice Summer Tour education event State Court/Tribal Court Conference in South Sioux City, Nebraska KITV News Report: Nebraska Tribal Courts creating working relationship with Nebraska Supreme Court Photo: Leaders of the Nebraska state courts, tribal courts, legislators, Nebraska state government and tribal governments gather in South Sioux City Nebraska. Outer row (starting immediately left of elevator): Justice John Freudenberg; Judge Ross Stoffer, Madison County Court; Mosiah...Read more
August 6, 2018
Norfolk Daily News: Nebraska Supreme Court justices use tour to learn ways to better serve Photo: Chief Justice Heavican (podium) addresses Norfolk area lawyers following a continuing education session at Divots in Norfolk.Read more
August 6, 2018
Photo: Clerk of the Courts, Jodie Roberts, gives back-office tour to Justice Stephanie Stacy (left) and Chief Justice Heavican (right) following courthouse presentation where Roberts was thanked by the Court and by Judge Rachel Daugherty for combining the district court and county court clerk’s offices. What was once a pilot project has become a successful way of managing the court’s business in Polk County. Polk County News, published 08.09.18: Chief Justice Mike Heavican Visits Polk CountyRead more
July 26, 2018
Nebraska Court Improvement Project hosted a forum regarding the DHHS-CIP collaborative project to improve reunification rates for children placed out of home. CIP and DHHS have worked together to identify barriers and positive methods to increase the rate of reunification within 12 months. The data show approximately 36% of youth are reunified with a parent or returned home on a trial-home-visit within twelve months, and this does not meet the federal guideline of 43.8%. To find out why, CIP...Read more
July 25, 2018
The Judicial Branch Inclusive Communities training initiative is off to a rapid start. The branch-wide initiative has been attended by almost 250 Judicial Branch staff across the state. The course provides basic awareness and understanding of inclusive language and terminology within the workplace. The initiative, driven by the strategic agendas of both the Supreme Court and probation, is designed to provide education to improve communication and relationships in the Branch. Judicial Branch...Read more
July 23, 2018
Each summer, Chief Justice Mike Heavican dedicates several days to traveling to courts outside of the Lincoln area to meet with judicial branch staff, tour courtrooms, and learn about special projects. This year, several associate judges of the Supreme Court are joining in on the tour which will include two education sessions in South Sioux City and stops at 15 courthouses in northeast Nebraska. The educational meetings include a day-long tristate meeting regarding juvenile justice with Chief...Read more
July 13, 2018
Supreme Court and probation staff presented updates for attorneys across the state providing continuing legal education sessions in Gering, Kearney and North Platte. Over 110 attorneys attended the sessions.Read more
July 12, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Joni Roberts as Clerk Magistrate of Box Butte County Court was held July 9, 2018, in the Box Butte County Courthouse in Alliance, Nebraska. Judge Paul Wess opened and hosted the ceremony. Corey Steel noted that the position of clerk magistrate is one of leadership that is of great importance to the community. New Supreme Court Justice John Freudenberg attended the ceremony to congratulate Roberts. Roberts was previously employed with the South Dakota Department of...Read more
July 11, 2018
At a ceremony held at the Capitol on July 9, 2018 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing Community Corrections Week July 15-21, 2018. Nebraska Probation and Nebraska Parole employees were on hand for the ceremony. Jeanne Brandner, Deputy Probation Administrator, addressed the crowd and noted that Community Corrections Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the dedicated and caring individuals in communities across the State of Nebraska who work tirelessly to make...Read more

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