Media Opportunity: Chief Justice Tours Gering Probation Reporting Center August 2, 2016 -– 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Media Opportunity: Chief Justice Tours Gering Probation Reporting Center August 2, 2016 -– 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Where: Gering Probation Reporting Center When: August 2, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. (MDT) for Welcoming Remarks followed by tour Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Justice William Cassel •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky •Chief Probation Officer Darren Duncan •Probation Reporting Center Coordinator Roger Witcofski What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the Gering Probation Reporting Center for a facility visit and program overview You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Chief Probation Officer Darren Duncan on a personal tour of the Nebraska state probation system’s reporting center in Gering. Probation Reporting Center 1740 10th Street Gering, Nebraska We look forward to showcasing the probation reporting center’s programming and hope you will be able to attend. Probation reporting centers provide a continuum of services for clients under one roof. Centers work with a variety of individuals from state probation, federal probation, and the community. With the pooling of state and county resources, the centers provide a means by which clients’ time can be structured toward educational opportunities, employment assistance, classes, and support groups that are either court ordered or offered based on the needs of the clientele. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the local community and are evidence based. (Evidence-based policies and practices use current research and the best available data to guide decisions and design programming.) Reporting centers assist in engaging clients in rehabilitative services while simultaneously providing enhanced supervision through probation. Reporting centers also serve as community resources for individuals who live in the area or are related to clients on probation. They offer a variety of services to meet unique needs. These services range from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to employment classes to access to computer labs, along with other services that meet the community’s demands.