Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts

Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts

Origin/Authorization: Consultation Minutes of December 20, 2000

Name of committee amended as of February 27, 2008

Terms: All appointments to be at the pleasure of the court.

Purpose Statement: The purpose of the committee will be to evaluate the feasibility of implementing "drug courts" or other similar "community courts" in Nebraska. The committee will advise the Supreme Court as to whether such courts would have a positive effect on the administration of justice in the State and, if so, to provide the Court with recommendations as to the structure and integration of such courts into our judicial system.


Name Representation Appointment Date
Creston Ashburn At-Large Member 02/13/2008
Webb Bancroft Criminal Defense Attorneys Association 10/28/2015
Hon. Elizabeth G. Crnkovich Separate Juvenile Court 02/13/2008
Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny District Court 10/26/2011
Hon. James E. Doyle IV Chair 02/13/2008
Ellen Fabian Brokofsky Probation Administrator 02/13/2008
Hon. Lawrence D. Gendler Separate Juvenile Court 08/13/2008
Hon. Michael G. Heavican, Chief Justice Ex Officio 02/13/2008
Adam Jorgensen Problem Solving Courts Coordinator 12/01/2016
Joe Kelly County Attorneys Association 10/26/2011
Hon. Teresa K. Luther District Court 10/26/2011
Deb Minardi Deputy Probation Administrator for Community Corrections Programs 02/13/2008
Brenda Mueller At-Large Member 10/26/2011
Hon. Jodi L. Nelson District Court 11/27/2013
Joseph Nigro Public Defender 10/26/2011
Hon. Michael E. Piccolo At-Large Member 10/26/2011
Hon. Gary B. Randall At-Large Member 08/27/2008
Julie Scott At-Large Member 10/28/2015
Corey R. Steel Court Administrator 06/11/2014
Hon. Toni G. Thorson Separate Juvenile Court 02/13/2008
Hon. Derek R. Vaughn County Court 10/26/2011
Sheriff Jerry Watson At-Large Member 02/13/2008
Hon. John F. Wright Ex Officio 02/13/2008
Reginald Young At-Large Member 03/28/2012
Hon. Mark J. Young District Court 02/13/2008