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April 23, 2019
The Douglas County Adult Drug Court held its 104th graduation ceremony and celebration on March 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center. For Drug Court graduates, this marks the official completion of an intense supervision process. Graduates have successfully completed comprehensive behavioral health treatment services, random and frequent chemical testing, educational and vocational training, and other supervision requirements. In addition to program requirements, graduates...Read more
April 23, 2019
On April 4, 2019, Michael Mostek was recognized for completing post-release supervision as a participant in the Hall County Reentry Court. Hall County Reentry Court Judge Paul Korslund (behind the bench) and retired District Court Judge Teresa K. Luther led the celebration. Mr. Mostek was Hall Country Reentry Court’s first participant. Though he entered the Court with 30 months of post-release supervision, Michael accomplished everything ordered by the Court in 15 months. At the celebration, Mr...Read more
Chief Justice on Prime Time
April 19, 2019
“Speaking of Nebraska” interview with the Chief Justice and Dennis Kellogg aired April 18, 2019. View the entire program: http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/news/speaking-nebraskaRead more
April 12, 2019
Niki Svik, Judicial Branch Education Trainer from Lincoln, and Kevin Patras, Community Based Intervention Officer in Norfolk, will join hundreds of members of law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates from across the nation who work with female victims of crime and have been awarded scholarships to participate in the highest quality workshops, computer labs, and case studies at the fourteenth annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW). This scholarship provides access to critical...Read more
Nebraska Supreme Court
April 4, 2019
By Scott Stewart The Daily Record Hands shot up into the air at the Boys Town Music Hall last Thursday afternoon as justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court fielded a variety of questions from students wondering how much money they made, how they remain unbiased and what it took to land a spot on the bench. The court visited Boys Town High School as part of its high school outreach program. Students watched an oral argument and spent about a half hour peppering the justices with questions and...Read more
March 27, 2019
Robert Denton has been selected as the Deputy Probation Administrator for Community-Based Programs and Field Services Division effective March 1, 2019. He joined Probation in 1989 as a probation officer in Omaha. He later served as Chief Deputy and Chief Probation Officer in District 6 (Fremont) before joining the Administrative Office of Courts and Probation in October 2016 where he served as Assistant Deputy Probation Administrator. Denton is highly engaged at the administrative level,...Read more
March 25, 2019
Soon-to-graduate law students spoke directly with Lancaster County judges inside their courtrooms thanks to the efforts of Lancaster County District Court Judge Robert Otte and Ms. Molly Brummond, Assistant Dean for External Relations at the UNL College of Law. In late February, five Lancaster County Judges hosted the county’s first Walk Through the Courts . UNL Law Students were invited to 5 courtrooms (4 District and 1 County) and engaged in five different discussions about the courts and the...Read more
March 25, 2019
On March 7, 2019, Probation celebrated the contributions of 26 trainers and 10 AC4E team members, as well as three Administrative technical assistants. This team partnered with the Carey Group to launch the AC4E initiative and, in October of 2018, begin training all specialized and investigation officers to focus on the big-four criminogenic needs and the “Driver.” Research states that not all criminogenic needs are of equal importance and in order to most effectively intervene, the correct...Read more
March 19, 2019
Intensive News Reporting Session Held for UNL Students During National Judicial Outreach Week – March 1-10, 2019 Supreme Court Justice Jeff Funke, Clerk of the Supreme Court Wendy Wussow, and journalist Bill Kelly spent the morning of March 8, 2019, in the Nebraska Supreme Court Chambers with Prof. Jill Martin’s undergraduate reporting students discussing the Court’s appellate-level process. The goal of the discussion was to prepare student reporters to write stories on Supreme Court opinions...Read more
March 13, 2019
The Creating Inclusive Communities Training Initiative, developed by Court and Probation personnel has received national recognition by the American Probation and Parole Association. The program, developed in 2018 with the assistance of the Inclusive Communities Organization of Omaha, received the APPA’s 2019 President’s Award. Monica Miles-Steffens, Director of Placement for Juvenile Services, accepted the award on March 11, 2019 during APPA’s winter training institute in Miami, Florida. The...Read more

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