55 New Nebraska State Probation Officers Sworn in October 5, 2017

55 New Nebraska State Probation Officers Sworn in October 5, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fifty-Five Nebraska State Probation officers were officially sworn in on October 5, 2017 in the Capitol Rotunda by Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican.

Ellen Fabian Brokofsky, Probation Administrator, addressed the new officers, their families and fellow Probation employees noting that probation officers play an integral role in the administration of justice.  Probation Officers are officers of the court and the right arm of the court system.  They provide to the court two important services: investigations and supervision. 

Probation officers provide information to the court in regard to the risk an individual may pose to public safety as well as what programs or services may prevent the individual from committing further crime.  Working toward ensuring compliance of the court’s order, probation officers utilize proven methods of risk reduction that provide a balance of accountability-based supervision and rehabilitation services.

Probation Officers are committed to demonstrating the highest standards of personal and professional integrity by practicing honesty in all matters, respecting the dignity and individuality of human beings, and providing professional and compassionate service.

Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright, Justice William B. Cassel, Justice Stephanie F. Stacy and Justice Jeffrey J. Funke also participated in the event.