JEANNE BRANDNER has been selected to fill the position of Deputy Probation Administrator of the Juvenile Services Division in the Office of Probation Administration effective July 1, 2014.
The Juvenile Services Division is responsible for reforming Nebraska’s juvenile justice system into a treatment-focused, rehabilitation opportunity for at-risk juveniles rather than a punitive system focused on punishment. Juvenile Services will address current gaps in the State’s system and create a continuum of care which includes comprehensive diversion services, mental health treatment and a re-entry programming that is evidence-based.
Brandner was appointed Assistant Deputy in Probation’s Juvenile Services Division in September 2013. She replaces former Deputy Probation, Corey Steel, who was named State Court Administrator in early June.
Prior to joining Nebraska Probation, Brandner was employed with the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, in the Juvenile Justice Services Division for over eight years. She led the Operations and Budget Unit as Program Manager, overseeing juvenile probation and detention operations and audits statewide.
A native Nebraskan, Brandner is a graduate of Wayne State College and Bellevue University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Human Services respectively. She is currently working towards her Doctorate degree.
Brandner will implement needed changes in several stages throughout the coming year. With judicial support, Nebraska Probation is devoted to the successful futures for juveniles and their families. A key tool is Probation’s plan to empower families to be part of the decision-making process and assist all involved in the court system in becoming self-sufficient.
Learn more about the Nebraska Probation Juvenile Services Division: http://supremecourt.ne.gov/10824/juvenile-services