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The Division of Community-Based Programs and Field Services is responsible for the statewide administration of Assessments, Investigations and Supervision, Specialized Programs and Services for Adults, as well as Behavioral Health and Education Services, Interstate Compact, Interdistrict Transfers, the Fee for Service Delivery Program, and Probation-Based Problem-Solving Courts for both Adults and Juveniles.

Starting in 2006 under new leadership the Office of Probation Administration went through a transformation grounded in evidence-based practice. As a result, a continuum of evidence-based programs and services has been created. This includes the Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision Program (SSAS), Reporting Centers, RISE (Rural Improvement for Schooling and Employment) Program, the Standardized Model for the Delivery of Substance Abuse Service, and the use of Technology in Supervision. We take pride in partnering with our adult and juvenile Registered Service Providers to promote behavior change, reduce recidivism and enhance community safety amongst individuals under our supervision. 

The work of Probation centers on the years of research developed around the 8 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice

“What Works” 

  • Assess a person’s risk and needs
  • Enhance their motivation
  • Target Interventions specific to the person
  • Train staff
  • Increase positive reinforcement for good behavior
  • Setup ongoing support systems for individuals in their own community
  • Evaluate and determine if what you are doing is working
  • Talk with staff about what is or is not working and make changes when needed

Community- Based Programs and Field Services Contact:


Deb Minardi
Deputy Administrator
Office of Probation Administration
P.O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910

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This page was last modified on Thursday, February 6, 2014