Bev Hoagland began her Probation career as a probation officer in the juvenile office in Lincoln on July 1, 1992, and was appointed Chief Deputy in January 2000. Bev’s work with juveniles throughout the years has included preparing predisposition investigations as well as supervising many youth. Once Bev moved into management she took on the role of coaching and mentoring new probation officers. Her nomination reflects: “…Bev has been steadfast and a continual learner in trying different approaches to connect and cement our mission in the minds of staff. She never, ever gives up because she knows carrying out the mission will positively impact the direction many youth are headed. She has worked tirelessly and without complaint because her passion for the juvenile court and juvenile probation knows no limits.”
During the past year, Probation District 3J was faced with many challenges following the passage of LB561. The office went from a staff of 19 to a staff of 62. The office needed to “adjust all necessary internal processes to maintain a solid training format, policy compliance, and quality services for youth, families and the court. During this process, Bev did not miss a beat. In fact, she rose above. She was a constant and steady force throughout all the hiring, training and troubleshooting while each piece of legislation was implemented.”
“Bev handles community meetings…court hearings for officers and troubleshoots any issues with the judges with integrity and a commitment to their concerns. All four of the judges rely on her to solve issues and work through complicated cases with new or existing staff.”
Her nominator indicates: “She contributes to the Probation mission through committee work and input on policy where her skills and expertise with juveniles is incredibly valuable. She can create meaningful processes to achieve quality and efficiently in a variety of aspects of our work.”
Bev is an experienced professional and a positive role model to all others in the juvenile office.