Nebraska Probation Overview

Nebraska Probation Overview

The Administrative Office of Probation is organized into the following divisions:

Administration & Operations
Community-Based Programs and Field Services
Juvenile Probation

The Legislature created the Office of Probation Administration and outlined administrative functions to provide central management of Probation services which, in turn, enhance public protection and offender rehabilitation.

Under the structure of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts & Probation, Probation has faithfully worked to not only improve the safety of all Nebraskans, but moreover, to assist all juveniles and adults under our supervision to become productive citizens.

Probation officers make lasting changes in local communities by assisting both juveniles and adults to become productive members of society. Nebraska Probation utilizes individualized approaches focused on evidence-based principles and practices, and employs a dedicated and skilled professional staff to meet this goal. Providing this purposeful intervention, Nebraska Probation strives to continue to impact community safety for the better.

Ellen Fabian Brokofsky was named State Probation Administrator on October 1, 2005, to direct the statewide delivery of Probation services in Nebraska.

Former Sarpy County Chief Probation Officer and veteran to Probation, Ms. Brokofsky began as a probation officer in 1975 and was a Chief Probation Officer in Sarpy, Cass and Otoe counties for 15 years prior to her appointment as State Probation Administrator. Ms. Brokofsky has a master’s degree in management from Bellevue University, is a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, is Past President of the National Juvenile Court Services Association (NJCSA), Past President of the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE), and is the Past Adult Interstate Compact Commissioner for Nebraska.


Ellen Fabian Brokofsky
Probation Administrator
1445 K Street, State Capitol Room #1209
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-2141
Fax: 402-471-2197