Community-Based Programs and Field Services Division

Community-Based Programs and Field Services Division

The Division of Community Based Programs and Field Services, 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 two distinct units which include Adult Field Services 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.




Bob has served as Assistant Deputy Administrator with the Administrative Office of Probation, Community-Based Programs and Field Services Division, since October 1, 2016.  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.

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 Administrator, Community-Based Programs and Field Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts & Probation
521 S. 14th Street, Rm 220
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-3525