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August 13, 2021
Nebraska’s own NTV recently highlighted the growing need for interpreter services in the state while highlighting the Judicial Branch’s Language Access Program. The Court’s program enables Nebraska’s limited English proficient court and probation users to tell their own stories in their own words. Watch the July 2021 segment here .Read more
August 12, 2021
Treatment Officer Erin Curran goes above and beyond when working with the youth and families participating in Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court. Curran wanted to encourage youth to become actively involved and engaged in their communities. In April 2021 she started planning for a community garden and the garden officially opened in May 2021 with the assistance of youth, families, and drug court members. The garden is maintained with planting, watering and weeding and produce is donated to local...Read more
August 11, 2021
The Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation has released the annual Detailed Analysis Report for Fiscal Year 2020. It includes Juvenile Justice data and progress, stories about probation officers making an impact with youth, the annual ART Contest, and new information related to some of its programs like the Nebraska-Aggression Replacement Training and the Tangible Incentives. This report has been posted on the Nebraska Judicial Branch website. To...Read more
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August 10, 2021
Please click the link below to read the latest order from Chief Justice Heavican, issued in response to the latest Covid-19 news and information: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/Administration/emergency/SC-admin-order-8-9-21.pdfRead more
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August 10, 2021
A court email scam has surfaced in Southeast Nebraska, notifying individuals of non-existent court dates. In response to the ever-changing number of email and phone scams perpetrated against the public, the Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Division created a reporting system for those who receive false information. Feel free to direct consumers to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office at (800) 727-6432. Their consumer protection team will help individuals file complaints about abusive contact...Read more
August 10, 2021
Susan Barnard, Interstate Compact Coordinator for the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation has been awarded the Southeast Community College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2021. Barnard holds two degrees from Southeast Community College (SCC), an Associate’s Degree in Business (1991) and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (2012). She later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Peru State College (2013). Barnard said that while she enjoyed working in the...Read more
August 9, 2021
The Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community and Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities. These awards are designed to recognize any type of project or activity that has a positive impact on the administration of justice, is effective in addressing public needs and enhancing public trust and...Read more
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August 5, 2021
Justices will resume their seats in the Nebraska Supreme Court courtroom beginning August 31, marking the first oral argument of the 2021 fall term. The courtroom has been under construction since April 2020, when the Capitol Commission began Phase 2 of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Upgrade project. The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals have been sharing the Court of Appeals chamber since Phase 2 of the project began. The Court of Appeals courtroom was updated during Phase...Read more
August 4, 2021
The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court in Lexington held a graduation ceremony and celebration on August 2, 2021, at the Dawson County District Court. Presiding Midwest Nebraska Problem Solving Court Judge James Doyle hosted the ceremony and delivered the keynote address. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn...Read more
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August 3, 2021
During the Chief Justice’s recent Summer Tour, Judicial Administrator Barb Pousson worked through the complicated logistics of organizing space for three major events within the Sarpy County Courthouse while monitoring ever-changing COVID protocols. As planning progressed, Barb maintained regular contact with internal and external tour planners and the Sarpy County Bar Association. Although the environment was continually in flux, Barb masterfully guided the tour so all enjoyed the visit safely...Read more

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