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February 13, 2020
Camp Ashland, the Army National Guard facility located near Ashland, Nebraska, is serving as a quarantine location for coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan China. With their arrival, the Attorney Services Division is sponsoring ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions to highlight the resources in Nebraska’s recently published Pandemic Bench Book. The book provides background on the law controlling the issues that courts will most likely see in cases involving those in quarantine. Noon education programs were...Read more
February 13, 2020
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) selected the Judicial Branch Language Access program as the winner of its prestigious State Innovation of the Year Award. This recognition is for the exciting new Language Access Partnership initiative for recruiting and training Nebraska court interpreters, which can be scaled and replicated in other states. Northeast Community College Adult Education Coordinator nominated the Judicial Branch Language Access Program for the award. This year the...Read more
February 12, 2020
The Through the Eyes of the Child team, led by Judge Stephen Twiss and coordinated by Carrie Rodriguez, Probation Chief in District 5, hosted a free screening of the film“Foster.” Held at the Widman Cinema in Central City, the event’s funding support came from the Merrick Community Foundation. The HBO documentary is the product of Oscar-winning filmmakers. The film explores the often misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children...Read more
February 12, 2020
The February edition of the Uniform Bar Exam will be held in Lincoln on February 25 and 26. Swearing-in ceremonies for those that pass the exam will be held at the Nebraska State Capitol on April 21, 2020.Read more
February 10, 2020
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is announcing the release of the fourth annual Juvenile Services Division: Detailed Analysis for fiscal year 2019. The publication provides information and data elements which impact juvenile justice reform. These include data elements focused on specific stages of the juvenile justice system, as well as positive progress enhancements which have been implemented over the past fiscal year, which are noted throughout the publication. Of...Read more
January 28, 2020
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is pleased to announce the completion of the 2019 Language Access Plan for the Nebraska Judicial Branch. This strategic agenda for language access in Nebraska State Courts and Probation is a reaffirmation of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s commitment to ensuring that Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals can participate meaningfully in Judicial Branch programs and services using qualified interpreters at no personal cost. Whether spoken...Read more
January 27, 2020
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated six graduations in Omaha on January 22, 2020, at the Legislative Chambers of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center. For the Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge James Gleason hosted the ceremony and Lutheran Family Services peer support team member, Zachariah...Read more
January 27, 2020
The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court held its annual holiday party in January 2020, with a dinner of chili and cinnamon rolls. Present were participants of the Veterans Treatment Court, past graduates of the program, veteran court mentors, and the treatment court team, including District Court Judge John Colborn and District Court Judge Robert Otte. The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department donated the use of their enclosed shelter for the event.Read more
January 22, 2020
District and administrative probation staff attended the 2019 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference as part of the ongoing effort to improve investigation and case management within the State of Nebraska. Several probation staff attended the conference to ensure Nebraska probation practices and assessments are in line with national advancements and new developments. This opportunity was grant-funded through the Violence Against Women Act STOP grant. The annual conference is...Read more
January 22, 2020
Sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, the brain, and the health of everyone at the table according to the message of #ComeToTheTableNebraska as delivered by Judges Anne Paine and Linda Bauer. Beginning January 12, 2020 (the first Sunday after schools were back in session following winter break), Judges Paine and Bauer challenged grade school families in their respective districts to participate in a challenge to eat with their families. Student and their guardians are asked to post...Read more

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