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August 24, 2022
Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Samuel Petersen at the Saline County Courthouse in Wilber on August 8, 2022. Judges David Bargen (current Drug Court Judge), Vicky Johnson (retired Drug Court Judge), and Rick Schreiner (interim Drug Court Judge) presided over the ceremony. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability for Drug Court graduates. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month...Read more
August 24, 2022
The Sarpy County Reentry Court held a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on July 18, 2022. They are proud to be able to honor the graduate, Brent Berg, through this demonstration of achievement. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony. Also present were Sarpy County Attorney Tyler Loontjer and Sarpy County Public Defender Christopher Lathrop. For Reentry Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of...Read more
August 23, 2022
Each year, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services State Unit on Aging, AARP Nebraska, Legal Aid of Nebraska, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Gerontology host an Elder Justice Training. The all-day training focuses on current issues facing seniors in Nebraska and is live-streamed across the state. Continuing education credits are available for certain licenses and professions. Marla Fischer, JD, Deputy Director for the Office of Public Guardian, was invited to...Read more
August 23, 2022
Congressman Don Bacon stopped by the Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court outing on August 20, 2022, organized by the Veterans Treatment Court Mentors and Mentor Coordinator, Sheri Peterson. The event was hosted at an Omaha recreation center and included current Veteran Treatment Court participants, alumni, treatment team members, and participants’ families. The event was a relaxed, fun atmosphere that included swimming, food, and games. Pictured from left to right are Officer Eric Schult,...Read more
August 23, 2022
A large group of law students (205) sat for the Nebraska State Bar Exam on July 26 and 27, 2022. Supporting the biggest group of test-takers in recent years were 27 volunteers helping to check-in individuals and serve as test proctors. Testing was held at the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln where nurses from the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department screened examinees to ensure a safe test environment. The students who pass the Bar Exam will be sworn-in as lawyers on September 20th...Read more
August 18, 2022
After greeting Chief Justice Heavican and his travel group, Judge Russel Harford ushered everyone into the district courtroom on the 3rd floor, where he began the tour of the Sheridan County courthouse. He concluded the visit in the county courtroom located in the basement of the neighboring building. Heavican took the opportunity to publicly congratulate Harford on his retirement and thank him for his service to the courts. Justice John Freudenberg mentioned that the legal community will...Read more
August 16, 2022
Judge Derek Weimer, along with dual court clerks Jonna Jasnoch and Joan Hansen, greeted the Chief Justice on his first stop of the summer tour in the historic courtroom of the Garden County Court at noon on August 15, 2022. All three presented their analysis of the outcome of merging the court clerk’s offices and discussed the learning process over the past couple of years. “I realize it is not for every county, but for Garden, this [decision to merge offices] has been a big win,” said Jasnoch...Read more
Heroes award
August 11, 2022
Rachel Peters has put forth substantial effort in her five-year career as a specialized probation officer, supervising high-risk youth who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Peters recently worked very closely with the Omaha Police Department Sex Trafficking Unit to ensure that a child on her caseload was located and protected. Her efforts have also cemented a positive relationship between juvenile probation and the Omaha police detectives working on these...Read more
August 9, 2022
The Ecological In-Home Family Treatment (EIHFT) service model has been recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse as a Promising Practice under the service name Boys Town In-Home Family Services (BT-IHFS). This service focuses on building the skills of parents/caregivers of system-involved youth. Leveraging an adapted version of the Boys Town’s evidence-based Common Sense Parenting ® program designed to build on existing skills or learn new ways to manage youth behaviors, EIHFT/...Read more
sign up for reminders
August 1, 2022
Individuals may now sign up for a reminder of their upcoming first court date through the Gov2Go service by visiting https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courtdate . The service is available statewide. Individuals may register with their citation number and then elect to receive reminders via text, email, or the Gov2Go app, depending on their preference. This service is designed to reduce failures to appear in court on first appearance. Additionally, as part of a pilot project, literature about...Read more

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