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November 10, 2021
The Lancaster County Veteran’s Treatment Court joined the Lincoln Veterans Parade on November 7, 2021. The event was arranged by veterans for veterans, with the theme of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans; We Honor Now, Those Who Were Not Honored Then.” Pictured are veterans’ treatment court mentors, attorneys, with a past graduate and current participant.Read more
November 10, 2021
Capitol construction required that the Nebraska State Library vacate its home on the third floor of the State Capitol over two years ago. The library has been housed temporarily at the UNL College of Law through a generous offer of on-campus space in the Schmid Law Library. Librarians are now making the move back to the Capitol. Although the move began November 8, the library is open to the public by appointment only until books are back in their proper place. The goal is to have the library...Read more
Notice of courts/office closure on November 11th
November 10, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more
November 9, 2021
The Office of Dispute Resolution (Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation’s Court Services Division) was awarded a $1M, 3-year grant to implement the Juvenile Restorative Justice and Family Intervention Initiative, a statewide “upstream” program geared at diverting youth under the age of 18 from the court system. This initiative builds on the juvenile restorative justice work in Nebraska by expanding services to engage families. Including families is important for two reasons: 1)...Read more
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November 4, 2021
Court Reporter Kris Riekenberg has always been generous with her time, but more so during COVID’s challenges over the past year. She has served as court reporter for judges outside of her home court throughout the year - traveling from Beatrice to Lincoln, Omaha, and Plattsmouth to assist. She has also covered several hearings remotely from her home office. Riekenberg is proactive, regularly checking for opportunities to offer services to courts in need of assistance. Kris, your dedication to...Read more
November 2, 2021
The Dodge County Adult Drug Court celebrated graduation in Fremont on October 26, 2021. Judge Geoffrey C. Hall presided over the ceremony at the Dodge County Courthouse. For the graduates, Terry Benne and Lindsey Blair, the ceremony marks the completion of comprehensive mental health treatment, community supervision, and full accountability. Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing a specialized team process...Read more
October 29, 2021
Since 2019, Nebraska Assistant Deputy for Operations Jacey Rader has served as the Interstate Commission for Juveniles (ICJ) Commission Chair. During the Commission’s annual business meeting, held in early October 2021, Rader was presented with the Commission Chair award (pictured above). According to Rader, “While our world has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, ICJ Offices throughout the nation have consistently ensured the safety and well-being of juveniles and communities...Read more
October 29, 2021
The volunteer court bailiff program in Hastings is featured in the “Young at Heart” section of the Hastings Tribune. The article features retired financial planner Virgil Klein, who is a 15-year court volunteer. Clerk Magistrate Tom Hawes calls the court’s volunteer bailiffs a “tremendous help” and schedules bailiffs based on their availability. Read more: Hastings Tribune - Volunteer Bailiffs See Court in ActionRead more
Ontiveros
October 25, 2021
"I strongly believe that we are making a difference at Probation." ~Shannon Ontiveros Find your calling building safer communities with Nebraska Probation. Find openings, and a $1,500 hiring bonus: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/careers Watch now on Facebook or Twitter , and follow the accounts to stay up to date on career opportunities.Read more
Heroes award
October 22, 2021
Madison County Clerk of the District Court Monica Rotherham and Pierce County Clerk of the District Court Vickie Prince ‘came to the rescue’ of their neighboring district court in Wayne County. Recent scheduling conflicts took both the clerk and deputy clerk out of the Wayne office, resulting in Rotherham and Prince each volunteering two days in Wayne to maintain the court’s business and provide customer service in their neighboring county. Kudos to Monica and Vickie for extending their...Read more

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