Adult Probation Services Division

Adult Probation Services Division

The Adult Probation Services Division, under the direction of Deputy Administrator Robert Denton, develops, trains, and implements all statutory requirements for adult investigations and supervision as well as specialized programming for adults and juveniles, including rehabilitative and supportive services provided to the courts for individuals under supervision.  The Division oversees a continuum of evidence-based programs and services and is divided into three distinct units which include Adult Field Services, Problem-Solving Courts, and Rehabilitative Services. 

The Adult Field Services Unit  encompasses presentence investigations, assessments, and Community Based Intervention and Community Based Resource Probation.  Community Based Intervention involves the intensive supervision of individuals who are assessed at high risk to reoffend which includes post-release supervision, problem-solving court participants, domestic violence, adult sex offenders, and youth who sexually harm.  Community Based Resource Probation encompasses individuals assessed at a lower risk to reoffend but may be in need of specific services to get back on the right track.  Also within the purview of this Division, under the Rehabilitative Services, is an array of behavioral health and supportive services facilitated by registered Service Providers for adults and juveniles, including Financial Assistance, and the Standardized Model for the Delivery of Substance Use.



Contact Information

Robert Denton, Deputy AdministratorState Capitol, Rm 1211(402) 471.1752
Shane Stutzman, Assistant Deputy521 S. 14th St., Rm 230(402) 471.4858
Eric Maly, Director of Adult Field Services521 S. 14th St., Rm 220(402) 471.4852
Marc Kohmetscher, Alternatives to Incarceration Specialist521 S. 14th St., Rm 104(402) 471.2136
Mike Nehe, DV/SO Program Services Specialist521 S. 14th St., Rm 220(402) 471.2125
Amber Pace, MS, PLMHP, Transitional Living Specialist521 S. 14th St., Rm 220(402) 471.1766
Paige Joseph, Adult Behavioral Health Specialist 521 S. 14th St., Rm 220(402) 471.4867
Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem-Solving Court Director521 S. 14th St., Suite 101(402) 471.4415
Tara Bos, MSW, PLMHP, PCMSW, Problem-Solving Court Specialist521 S. 14th St., Suite 101(402) 840.5364
Michelle Pfortmiller, Problem-Solving Court Specialist521 S. 14th St., Suite 101(531) 510.4527
Molly Rook, Services Officer521 S. 14th St., Suite 101(402) 853.2056


Bob Denton has served as Deputy Administrator with the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, Adult Probation Services Division, since March 1, 2019.  He began his probation career as a probation officer in Omaha in November of 1989 and later served as Chief Deputy and Chief Probation Officer in District 6 (Fremont) before coming to Administration in October of 2016.

Bob has been highly engaged at the administrative level, serving as one of the co-chairs for the AC4E team, a member the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Language Access Committee, Office of Dispute Resolution Committee, and the Nebraska Statewide Diversion Committee.   Bob is also a strong advocate for Problem Solving Courts (PSC), having helped set up the first PSC in the 6th Judicial District and having served for a brief period as interim Statewide PSC Coordinator before accepting the position as Assistant Deputy.  

Bob graduated from Midland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science, from Bellevue University with a Master's Degree in Human Services, and from UNO’s Certified Public Manager’s Program.  Bob was also one of the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Team Award presented to the Transitional Living Initiative Team, the 2016 Bob Keller award recipient for Supervisor of the Year, and the one of the 2014 “Above and Beyond” award recipients for having shown exemplary leadership.

Bob has been a servant leader volunteering countless hours for the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Nebraska TeamMates program.

Robert Denton
Deputy Probation Administrator | Adult Probation Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation
Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1211
1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 
Mobile:  (402) 720-3733 


Shane Stutzman is the Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Adult Probation Services Division. 

Shane began her probation career as a probation officer in Omaha in June of 1989.  She promoted to Chief Probation Officer of District 5 in 2011.  In April 2016, Shane served as the Interim Alternatives to Incarceration Specialist for the Administrative Office of Probation.   In November 2016, Shane promoted to the Director of Field Services for the Division of Community-Based Programs and Field Services, where she served until her current position. 

Shane is a Real Colors Master Facilitator Trainer and has extensive training in strength-based leadership, substance use and addiction, mental health and behavioral health, organizational development and motivational interviewing.  Shane is a 2014 graduate of the American Probation & Parole Leadership Institute, 2011 graduate of the National Institute of Corrections Leadership Program at Sam Houston University, and a 2010 graduate of the National Institute of Correction's Women in Leadership Program.  

Shane graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology.  She is a recipient of the 2014 Nebraska Supreme Court Innovation Award, 2013 Above & Beyond Award for her exemplary performance in culture improvement within District 5, and the 2010 Bob Keller Supervisor of the Year Award. 


Shane Stutzman
Assistant Deputy Administrator, Adult Probation Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts & Probation
521 S. 14th Street, Rm 220
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4858