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July 20, 2017
This is a time to recognize and celebrate all of the dedicated probation employees who work tirelessly to make neighborhoods safe places to live and raise families. Probation officers are on duty each and every day to assist juveniles and adults to become better citizens with productive lives. Here’s a list of 10 ways Probation is valuable to our state: Committed to promoting services and programs that meet the needs and interests of crime victims and the community. Promotes an integrated,...Read more
July 20, 2017
The Nebraska Court Improvement Project received a grant from the Sherwood Foundation to study the creation of a Unified Family Court in Douglas County. A Unified Family Court combines the elements of traditional family and juvenile courts into one entity and includes other resources, such as social services, critical to the resolution of a family’s problems. It is a comprehensive court with jurisdiction over all family related legal matters, such as divorce, custody, child support, domestic...Read more
July 19, 2017
The Annual Caseload Report of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals has been added to the Judicial Branch Website. The report contains caseload statistics for Nebraska’s appellate level courts. Statistics are compiled through extracts from the SSCALES automated case management system. Providing court statistics ensures transparency to the public and assists administration in ensuring efficient court practices. View the report at: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/...Read more
July 19, 2017
Weighted Caseload Reports for Nebraska's District, County and Separate Juvenile courts have been uploaded to the Judicial Branch Website. Weighted caseload systems provide objective, standardized determinations of resource needs. No quantitative judgeship assessment method, including a weighted caseload system will determine the exact number of judges required within a judicial district. But quantitative methods, such as weighted caseload can approximate the need for judgeships and provide a...Read more
July 18, 2017
Fiscal Year 2017 — July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 — caseload statistics for Nebraska’s District, County, and Separate Juvenile Courts are available on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website. The reports are compiled through extracts from the JUSTICE automated trial court case management system. Caseload statistics demonstrate the volume of cases in each jurisdiction and the changes that occur over time. The reports are useful in determining staffing levels and for predicting the effect on...Read more
July 10, 2017
The Nebraska Court Filing Fees and Costs were updated to reflect new costs based on recent legislative changes. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/rules/administrative-policies-schedules/fees Changes Include: Criminal/Traffic/Juvenile/Civil Docket Fees pursuant to §33-124 Judges Retirement pursuant to §33-124 $14 (Decrease $2) $6 (Increase $2) Informal Probate Docket Fees pursuant to §33-125 Judges Retirement pursuant to §33-125 $16 (Decrease $2) $6 (Increase $2) All fees and costs increases...Read more
July 7, 2017
Focus on Probation Multisystemic Therapy, otherwise known as MST, has been launched in multiple sites across Nebraska. This service, supported by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, is key to successful juvenile justice reform. The statewide implementation began May 1, 2017, and includes intensive training and support from MST International. As a key piece of Nebraska’s reform efforts, the introduction of MST increases access for youth in the juvenile justice system by...Read more
July 6, 2017
Effective July 20, 2017, the judgment interest rate will be 3.152%. Both the county court and district court rate tables have been updated in the JUSTICE system. Judgment interest rates since 1987: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rules/judgment-interest-rate.pdfRead more
July 5, 2017
Problem-Solving Court teams from across Nebraska met in May – the month nationally designated as Drug Court Month – for team training and self-assessment of best practice standards. Experts from the National Center for State Courts conducted sessions on the Nebraska Adult Drug Court and DUI Court Best Practice Standards, giving local teams the opportunity to review operating policies and procedures. “Our standards are among the top in the nation,” said Judge Jim Doyle, Nebraska Supreme Court...Read more
July 5, 2017
The Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of Probation continues to promote creativity of probation youth through an Annual Art Contest. 2017 marks the second art contest where officers and staff were encouraged to promote entries from probation youth statewide. Fourteen youth submitted their creative art pieces which were then reviewed by a select panel of judges. The two winning works are displayed on the front of the Judicial Branch Website and are also on display in the...Read more

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