Nebraska Probation Week Celebrated July 18-24, 2021

Nebraska Probation Week Celebrated July 18-24, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican announced Nebraska Probation Week on behalf of the State Judicial Branch with a proclamation signing: Chief Justice Heavican Proclamation Signing Announcement

Recognizing the week of July 18-24, 2021, is nationally identified as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week; Chief Justice Heavican issued the proclamation announcing the recognition of Nebraska’s probation system urging all citizens – particularly those within the legal community – to take note of the occasion.

Probation services, which operate through the Nebraska Judicial Branch, are an essential part of the state court and criminal justice systems. Probation officers, staff, and administration exemplify community corrections at its core, accomplishing constructive change and community safety through rehabilitation, community collaboration, and partnerships with those who provide services.

Probation offices across the state of Nebraska will host local recognition events commemorating the occasion. Please follow Nebraska Judicial Branch and Nebraska Probation System social media accounts, check the Nebraska Judicial Branch website or follow the “Your Nebraska Judicial Branch” podcast for more information.

Listen to the "Salute to Probation" announcement Probation Officers Help Keep Nebraska Safe playing on radio stations throughout the State during Nebraska Probation Week. 

News Reporters:

For information on local events please call your area Chief Probation Officer (listed below)

News Reporters:

Ashley Griess            Beatrice – Dist.1 – Southeast NE                        (402) 223-1338
Jeff Jennings             Papillion – Dist. 2 – Cass/Sarpy County (402) 593-2199
Jeff Curry                    Lincoln – Dist. 3 – Lancaster County (402) 441-7777
Lori Griggs (Juvenile Probation) Lincoln – Dist. 3 – Lancaster County (402) 441-7364 
Damon Strong           Omaha – Dist. 4 – Douglas County (402) 444-7166
Mary Visek (Juvenile Probation) Omaha – Dist. 4 – Douglas County (402) 444-7835 
Carrie Rodriguez       Columbus – Dist. 5 – East Central (402) 563-4910
Patty Lyon                  Fremont – Dist. 6 – Northeast NE  (402) 727-2790
Kathryn Liebers         Norfolk – Dist. 7 – Northeast NE (402) 371-8568
Tara Sprigler-Price   O'Neill  - Dist. 8 – North Central Counties (402) 336-2594
Connie Hultine          Grand Island – Dist. 9 – Buffalo/Hall Counties (308) 385-6216
Joe Budnick               Hastings – Dist. 10 – South Central NE (402) 461-7225
Lonnie Folchert         North Platte – Dist. 11 – Southwest NE  (308) 534-4350
Darren Duncan         Gering – Dist. 12 – Panhandle Counties  (308) 436-6655