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September 21, 2017
The Administrative Office of Probation (Probation) is responsible for statewide administration of intake and detention alternatives, investigations and assessments, case management/supervision and services, placement, reentry, and financial assistance for juveniles. Youth supervised by Probation are not wards of the State, they have parents, are under the jurisdiction of the court, and Probation is not a custodian of youth. During fiscal year 15/16 Probation supervised 6,223 youth and in 16/17...Read more
September 19, 2017
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals held argument sessions on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska on September 14, 2017. The Court of Appeals divided into its customary two panels with Chief Judge Frankie Moore presiding over the morning panel and Judge Everett Inbody presiding in the afternoon. The Court heard four cases each session, followed by questions and answers with students. Students were provided with detailed descriptions of each case in order...Read more
September 19, 2017
The Supreme Court’s Committee on Problem-Solving Courts established a Reentry Court subcommittee in October 2016 to study the use and implementation of reentry courts in Nebraska. This effort was in response to the Legislature’s establishment of post-release supervision and its endorsement of the expansion of problem-solving courts. The Reentry Court subcommittee began meeting on November 10, 2016, led by co-chairs District Court Judge Paul Vaughan and Pastor Ruth Karlsson, Executive Director...Read more
September 11, 2017
Journalists were welcomed into the Beatrice probation office by Judge Linda Bauer for a ‘getting to know you’ session on August 31, 2017. In her opening remarks, Bauer noted that the purpose of the program was for the courts and reporters to become acquainted. “As a judiciary, we recognize that the majority of society relies upon the media to provide information that they use to formulate their opinions about the courts and judges,” said Bauer. She continued, “We depend on you, the media, to...Read more
August 30, 2017
Probation’s Deputy Administrators Deb Minardi and Gene Cotter have been elected to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Board of Directors. Deputy Administrator Deb Minardi will serve as Vice-President of APPA and Executive Board member. Deputy Administrator Gene Cotter joins Ms. Minardi on the APPA Board as he was elected at the annual APPA Institute Board of Directors meeting to serve as the Regional at Large Representative to the Board. The American Probation and Parole...Read more
August 24, 2017
The Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution issued its Annual Report at the August 18, 2017 annual meeting of the ODR-approved mediation centers and the Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, chaired by Mike Pirtle, Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals. Director Debora Denny thanked the six mediation center executive directors for their combined work in serving the courts, probation, and the communities across the state. Court referrals to parenting mediation, child welfare facilitation, juvenile...Read more
August 23, 2017
Effective August 24, 2017 was an increase in filing fees for the following types of cases: Order of Custody Support Visitation Paternity Pursuant to 33-107.02(1) A mediation fee of fifty dollars and a civil legal services fee of fifteen dollars shall be collected by the clerk of the county court or the clerk of the district court for each paternity determination or parental support proceeding under sections 43-1401 to 43-1418, for each complaint or action to modify a decree of dissolution or...Read more
August 22, 2017
Nebraska Probation Administration presented five employees with Rising Star awards during the 2017 Fall Management Meeting held in LaVista, Nebraska August 15-18. Nebraska Probation Administration held its Fall Management meeting August 15-18 in LaVista. Approximately 150 Probation managers, supervisors and coordinators from across the state participated in the event. As part of the meeting, a two-day training was conducted by Mark Carey, a nationally known trainer from The Carey Group. The...Read more
August 11, 2017
The Administrative Office of Probation – Juvenile Services Division, has revised the Juvenile Services Catalog. The catalog was created to assist juvenile justice stakeholders in identifying available Nebraska services and programs for youth in the juvenile justice system. The information includes visual maps of the service locations along with associated levels of service. It also includes, by district, the specific Probation-provided services available in each district with detailed contact...Read more
August 11, 2017
The Honorable Roger Heideman of Lancaster County, Nebraska, was one of the featured panel presenters at the National Association for Drug Court Professionals' (NADCP) Annual Training Conference held July 9-12, 2017, in Washington DC. The workshop session was entitled “Judicial Innovations Using a Mandatory Approach to Serve Families In and Outside of Family Drug Court” and included the Honorable William Owens from Wapello County, Iowa, and Phil Breitenbucher, MSW, Director of Family Drug Court...Read more

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