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May 25, 2021
Courthouse Management and Staff Members Receive Law Day Public Service Award Managers of the Douglas County and Sarpy courthouse and their respective staff members were recognized during the Omaha Bar Association’s (OBA) annual Law Day awards ceremony for their continued work to keep the ‘wheels of justice turning. Given the circumstances of 2020 and the extraordinary work of court staff in the area, the award recognizes the hard work of all who kept the courts open throughout the pandemic...Read more
May 24, 2021
Chief Probation Officer Ashley Griess met with Gage County Officials on May 19 th to present information on Probation and Problem-Solving Courts. Probation District 1 in Beatrice served a total of 1,740 probationers in 2020. District 1 covers 10 Nebraska counties and includes two drug courts. https://www.newschannelnebraska.com/story/43919890/nebraska-district-one-probation-gives-report-to-gage-county-officials For More Information, please contact Ashley Greiss , Chief Probation Officer, 402-...Read more
Podcast Promo
May 20, 2021
Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is joined by Nebraska's Statewide Problem-Solving Courts Director Adam Jorgensen to discuss the unique role these courts play in reducing recidivism, and increasing positive outcomes. Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.com/ .Read more
Heroes award
May 20, 2021
Erin Wiesen spent the winter months collecting holiday greetings for Nebraska state wards who have been isolated due to COVID. While still conducting her regular duties with guardian education, publications (including the OPG Annual Report), and social media posting. Although quick to share credit with co-workers and volunteers, Erin has taken primary responsibility for delivering Christmas and Valentine’s happiness statewide. Erin, your ‘sparks’ of enthusiasm inspire those around you to think...Read more
May 19, 2021
Just after the first of the year, thirty-five probation officers attended a newly created case management training for Juveniles who Sexually Harm (JSH) along with a newly developed assessment tool. The training provides JSH-specific information from the point of intake all through supervision, with emphasis on success and safety planning. The training utilizes a combination of live days with on-line components, webinars, and homework assignments focusing on a case study. The live training day...Read more
May 18, 2021
The Office of Dispute Resolution’s (ODR) Alisha Jimenez and The Mediation Center’s (Lincoln) Clare Nelson co-moderated a victim impact panel at the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime’s annual Crime Victim Rights Conference and presented a brief lesson in restorative justice (RJ) principles and practice. The “Victim Empowerment Panel” featured victims from across Nebraska who participated in an RJ process through one of ODR’s approved centers to heal and recover from the harm they...Read more
May 17, 2021
In honor of National Drug Court Month, Dodge County Adult Drug Court Participants took part in Keep Freemont Beautiful by picking up litter and other trash at Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area on May 11, 2021. The volunteers (26 drug court members and participants) picked up 60 bags of trash in five hours. Drug Court participants previously took part in trash cleanup at different Fremont parks in May of 2020. Coordinator Brandon Jerred commented, “We felt like the Fremont Lakes was the best...Read more
May 17, 2021
May is National Drug Court Month, so Scotts Bluff County District 12 Drug Court got together with some drug court participants to celebrate accomplishments and milestones towards achieving sobriety. Two participants, Roxann Trevino and MacKenzie Schrieber, shared their stories with the group. For additional information, please contact: Andee Hardesty , Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 308-436-6655 ext. 5611. Picture courtesy of Scottsbluff Star Herald. Read more: https://starherald.com/news/...Read more
May 17, 2021
WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team would like to announce the graduation of one of our participants. This is a great accomplishment for our graduate, and we are proud to honor the Problem-Solving Court graduate through this demonstration of achievement. We welcome you to join in this celebration. WHO: Judge Tami Schendt, Host WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Custer County Courtroom Custer County Justice Center 604 Heritage Drive Broken Bow, NE 6882 WHY: For problem...Read more
May 14, 2021
Congratulations to Amoreena Brady and Grace Bartling for being recognized at the 2021 Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA) conference on May 6 in Kearney. Amoreena Brady (left), Juvenile Justice Reform Specialist, received the Commitment to Excellence in Leadership Award. Nominations for Amoreena stated that her leadership and impact on reforming the Juvenile Justice System is fueled by her compassion and talent for building relationships. Whether it is with youth, a co-worker, or a...Read more

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