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ludden
June 21, 2022
Statewide Support and Outreach for Nebraska’s Guardians and Conservators The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) continues to provide outreach and support to guardians and conservators across the state, along with training for service providers. In April, Erin Wiesen, Education & Outreach Coordinator, traveled to McCook to give three training sessions on guardianship and conservatorship. Attendees included agency staff and board members of a developmental disability provider, family guardians,...Read more
June 21, 2022
Members of District 4A Probation volunteered their time to support the annual ‘One Day Without Shoes’ event hosted in part by Omaha’s Stephen Center. These probation officers helped sort and count a portion of the 2,236 pairs of shoes that the event raised this year. They volunteered on Saturday, May 14, working with the Shoe Collection. Stephen Center partners with the community, family, and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction, and poverty, making this a great cause for these...Read more
june
June 17, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court designated Juneteenth National Independence Day as an annual court holiday following the 2022 passage of LB29, marking the occasion as a state holiday. While Juneteenth is generally celebrated on June 19, because that date falls on a Sunday in 2022, Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 20. Please call before visiting a court office, some offices remain open. Contact information for courthouses may be found at: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/districtsRead more
Royce Gonzalez Everyday Hero
June 16, 2022
Royce Gonzales excels not only in his role for the county, but also as Clerk of the District Court in Nuckolls County and President of the Central District Clerks Association. He aids his courthouse’s IT team and makes sure he is available to fellow clerks should questions arise. Additionally, he serves on numerous Supreme Court committees and is available to give valuable advice and feedback to his colleagues. Gonzales’ personality, kindness, and great sense of humor helped ease the stress...Read more
June 8, 2022
John Arias, mentor coordinator for the Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court, was recently profiled in the Grand Island Independent. He speaks about looking out for his fellow vets and his experience with the Central Nebraska Veterans Court. Read the full story in the Grand Island Independent: Central Nebraska Veterans Court Program gets Veterans’ Lives Back on TrackRead more
June 8, 2022
Scotts Bluff County drug court attendees got together for National Drug Court Month and celebrated the work they’ve done to get their lives back on track. Scotts Bluff County Drug Court Coordinator Andee Hardesty said, “They motivate attendees to push towards sobriety to become better, to do better, and to not be an addict anymore.” Josefina Gomez said her desire to spend more time with her sons and take care of her parents helped her to kick the habit of using drugs. She said she didn't want...Read more
10 day rfq
June 6, 2022
The Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts & Probation (AOCP) is issuing this Request for Qualification (RFQ) to select mental health practitioners and alcohol and drug counselors willing to serve as contract providers for 10 Day Juvenile Primary Evaluation of post-adjudicated/predisposition youth. For the purposes of this RFQ, these court-ordered evaluations include Co-Occurring (CO), Mental Health (MH), and Substance Use (SU) types. 10 Day Juvenile Primary Evaluations will be paid...Read more
June 6, 2022
Payton Hogan, guest speaker for the Supreme Court's Problem-Solving Court proclamation signing ceremony, was recently profiled in the Norfolk Daily News. He speaks about his life and experience with the Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court program. Read full story in the Norfolk Daily News: 2015 drug court graduate thriving after yearslong struggleRead more
June 2, 2022
A graduation ceremony was held during Problem-Solving Month for Nikki Mead and Luis Martinez-Ortiz at the Butler County Courthouse on May 10, 2022. Drug Courts are designed to reduce recidivism and substance use among individuals with substance use disorders. Picture courtesy of Schuyler Sun Read more: Mead and Martinez-Ortiz Graduation from Problem-Solving CourtRead more
June 1, 2022
While wandering through the Suffrage Story exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum, Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court Jody Schmidt noticed a few familiar faces and names. Featured are names and photos of women who are noted as Nebraska ‘firsts’ in the Judicial Branch. Included are: Judge Betty Pittman, first woman judge, 1971 Judge Mary Gilbride, first woman on the district court bench, 1998 (after being appointed to county court in 1992) Judge Lindsey Miller-Lerman, first woman on the Nebraska...Read more

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