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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
Tina Wilson Everyday Hero
July 28, 2022
Assistant Probation Officer Tina Wilson is a massive support to supervision officers in the District 9 Kearney office. She assists by conducting orientations, home visits, and handling coverage for the officers when needed. She proves to be an invaluable resource in District 9 by aiding in processes and policy as well as Interstate Compact. Wilson enables those assisted by the District 9 probation team to become their best selves. Due to Wilson’s wealth of experience in her support role and...Read more
July 27, 2022
The district court bailiff team, led by District Court Administrator/Media Coordinator Amanda Phillips hosted a “Lunch and Learn” with Channel 10/11 News team Mikel Lauber, the News Director, and Senior Reporter Bayley Bischof in mid-July. To start the discussion, Phillips walked the group through the process of designating a camera pool operator, where paperwork goes, and who answers media questions. Lauber and Bischof then discussed considerations from the news end of the business, how...Read more
Podcast Promo
July 27, 2022
Commemorating last week's celebration of Probation Week in Nebraska, officers Mark Wagner and Latimer Perry joined Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the power of probation in their personal lives and in the communities they serve. 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
July 26, 2022
The Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation has released the annual Detailed Analysis Report for fiscal year 2021. It includes Juvenile Justice data and progress, stories about probation officers making an impact with youth, the annual artwork contest, and new content, including details of the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Nebraska (JJSEN) and the Recognizing Increased Skills in Education (RISE) Program. This report is posted on the Nebraska...Read more
July 25, 2022
Under LR271 introduced by Senators Tom Brewer and Patty Pansing-Brooks this past legislative session, the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation offices at 521 South 14th Street were officially commissioned as the Chief Standing Bear Justice Administration building. The July 21, 2022, ceremony included an invocation, the tribal flag song, the pledge of allegiance, remarks by tribal and state dignitaries, and ended with the Standing Bear Song. “Chief Standing Bear’s significant...Read more

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