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Barragan
June 8, 2023
Probation’s Rising Star Award has been presented to Norma Barragan, Juvenile Justice Resource Supervisor, out of District 6 during the Probation Management Meeting in April 2023. A Rising Star is relatively new to their probation position and exhibits burgeoning leadership qualities and characteristics. Award recipients offer a fresh perspective on existing programs and seek opportunities to grow professionally while actively striving to make a positive impact to move the system forward.Read more
PSC
June 8, 2023
The Douglas County Adult Drug Court organized a Donation Drive in honor of Problem-Solving Court Month. Donation boxes were placed in the Omaha Probation offices to collect supplies for Table Grace Ministries, a local non-profit organization. Table Grace Ministries operates with a unique “pay what you can” model in their care, helping individuals in need. In addition to offering a range of community fellowship programs, they have established a ten-day job training program and more. The...Read more
June 7, 2023
According to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge J. Michael Fitzgerald retired on May 31, 2023, after serving 27 years on the bench. The court extends its appreciation and thanks to Judge Fitzgerald for his many years of service. Read full media release: Judge Fitzgerald retires after 27 years with the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation CourtRead more
June 1, 2023
Judge Ryan Carson of Hall County District Court organized and directed a tour of the VA Medical Center for administration, staff, and judges on the Chief Justice’s 2022 summer tour. Following the facility walkthrough, guests and community members packed the courthouse to discuss problem-solving courts with area judges. Their enthusiasm was a demonstration of extraordinary support for the program. Judge Carson, Thank you for your dedication to Nebraska’s problem-solving courts and all you do for...Read more
May 30, 2023
The Norfolk Daily News recently published a news article exploring the highly effective rehabilitative programming offered by the Northeast Nebraska Adult Court Problem-Solving Court Program. The piece emphasized the program's remarkable success in addressing charges related to drug offenses with underlying mental health issues. The success story that was highlighted in the article was that of Ariel Widhalm, a former participant in the Adult Drug Court Program, who graduated in 2020 and is now...Read more
May 26, 2023
On May 15, 2023, the Cass County Adult Treatment Drug Court held a graduation ceremony at the Cass County Courthouse in Plattsmouth to celebrate the accomplishments of Laura. The ceremony, presided over by Judge Michael Smith, recognized Laura’s successful completion of the program. Also in attendance were Cass County Attorney Richard Feddee and Cass County Public Defenders Angela Minahan and Julie Bear. The Cass County Adult Treatment Drug Court is an intensive program that combines...Read more
May 26, 2023
In honor of May being designated as Problem-Solving Court Month, the Douglas County Adult Drug Court has organized a month-long Donation Drive. Throughout this period, donation boxes have been conveniently placed in the Omaha Probation offices to collect supplies intended for Table Grace Ministries, a local non-profit organization. Table Grace Ministries operates with a unique “pay what you can” model in their café, helping individuals in need. In addition to offering a range of community...Read more
May 25, 2023
The Sarpy County Reentry Court held a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on May 8, 2023. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony. For Reentry Court graduate Ericka, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Pictured (from left to right) are APO Mike Pilmaier, Probation Officer Nicole Mercer, graduate Ericka, and Judge Stefanie Martinez. Like other...Read more
May 25, 2023
Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated a significant achievement on May 19, 2023, as Lynette Wiegand successfully graduated from the program. The graduation ceremony took place at the Madison County Courthouse, under the Honorable James G. Kube, who presided over the event. The ceremony commemorated the culmination of an intensive and transformative journey for Lynette. Through her participation in the program, she underwent comprehensive behavioral health treatment, received intensive...Read more
May 25, 2023
To commemorate National Problem-Solving Court Month, the Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Ian at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on May 9, 2023. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Jonathan Crosby, with other attendees including Andrew Erickson and Gary Brollier from the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, as well as Dennis Marks and Colleen Dostal from the Sarpy County Public Defender’s Office. Graduation signifies the successful completion of an intensive...Read more

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