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In November, Sarpy County is launching a new Veterans Treatment Court to aid military veterans struggling with mental health or substance use disorders who have encountered legal troubles. District Court Judge Nathan Cox will preside over the court which provides specialized support for veterans in...
Ashley Fowler celebrated her graduation from Problem-Solving Courts on September 11, 2023, at the Merrick County Courthouse in Central City. The ceremony was attended by Hamilton and Merrick County board members, Senator Loren Lippincott, District 5 probation staff, friends, and family. Judge Rachel...
Program Director of Adult Probation Services Eric Maly and Alternatives to Incarceration Specialist Marc Kohmetscher spoke at a national-level program on the importance of nonverbal communication when working with Emerging Adults (ages 18-25). The session was held during the August 2023 American...
Op-ed by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican The Nebraska Judicial Branch is commemorating the Legislature’s passage of Neb. Rev. Stat. §25-2401 - Interpreters; public policy. This milestone not only acknowledges our commitment to a fair and impartial legal system, but also...
The Office of Public Guardian is excited to announce the launch of its new learning management system to support online Guardian & Conservator Education. The English version of the class launched on August 7, 2023, with the Spanish version of the class set to launch later this year pending...
Bethany Godemann, Clerk Magistrate for the Richardson County Court in the 1st Judicial District, was formally sworn in on September 15, 2023, at a ceremony hosted by County Judge Richard Smith. Godemann works in the 1st Judicial District with fellow clerk magistrates Sherri Ullman of Beatrice...
The Juvenile Probation Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation have now released the Annual Report for fiscal year 2022, which includes data from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. This year, there was a name change from the former, “Detailed Analysis” title in addition...
Carly Noack, Clerk Magistrate for Hamilton County Court in the 5th Judicial District, was formally sworn in during a ceremony held on September 13, 2023. The event was hosted by County Judge Lynelle Homolka. Noack replaced Clerk Magistrate Angela Lewandowski, who served the area as clerk magistrate...
The Language Access Operations Team: Adrian Hinojosa, Olivia Brockman, and Kari Corkle, ensured equal access to justice for court clients and witnesses with limited English proficiency in Nebraska in June 2023, despite facing an unexpected shortage of contract interpreters. Hinojosa and Brockman...
Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court proudly celebrated the graduation of Holly Andersen on September 1, 2023, at the Madison County Courthouse. Honorable James G. Kube presided, The event marked the culmination of an intensive program that encompassed comprehensive behavioral health treatment...