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July 21, 2023
The statewide courtroom audio-visual system upgrade project is making excellent progress, completing three new courtrooms every week. About half of the 205 designated courtrooms have already received the new systems, and the installation schedule is fully booked until the end of the year. The project's success has garnered positive feedback from court staff and the public, and it's poised to improve the efficiency and accessibility of the judicial process in the state. The initiative promises...Read more
July 21, 2023
The Wayne County Clerk of the District Court, Deb Allemann-Dannelly, will retire on September 8, 2023, concluding over 20 years of dedicated service with the district court. She was elected in November 2002 and assumed office in January 2003, maintaining the position throughout her tenure. Known for fostering strong relationships with the Judges and staff, Allemann-Dannelly will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, commitment to fulfilling her statutory responsibilities, and willingness...Read more
Faller
July 20, 2023
The Court recognizes that building rapport with probationers is essential for achieving success. Probation Officer Derek Faller consistently embraces this principle, evident in his work. A recent demonstration of Faller's exceptional level of engagement with the individuals under his supervision occurred when a client approached him to report inappropriate activity taking place in a residence. The individual was aware that allowing such behavior to persist could jeopardize her own sobriety, but...Read more
July 19, 2023
As part of the Nebraska Juvenile Restorative Justice and Family Intervention Initiative, a booklet was developed for referral sources to provide to youth, their families, and victims that may be interested in restorative justice and want additional information. The booklet outlines the initiative's goals, summarizes four youth restorative justice processes, and discusses the importance of family engagement and the role of the harmed person, including the choices they have about participation...Read more
July 19, 2023
Melanie Stormer, new Chief Probation Officer for District 1, was sworn-in Tuesday, July 19, 2023, in the Saline County District Courtroom by District Judge Julie Smith. Stormer has over 20 years of prior experience, including service as a Chief Probation Officer of a rural jurisdiction, probation supervisor, clinical supervisor for the problem-solving court, program coordinator (Big Brothers and Big Sisters) for youth, and most recently served as a national consultant involving the training,...Read more
July 18, 2023
The State Judicial Branch celebrated Nebraska Probation Week from July 16 to July 22, 2023, an event that highlighted the crucial role of probation services within the state's legal framework. Chief Justice Michael Heavican officially declared the week, urging all citizens, especially those in the legal community, to observe and acknowledge the occasion. To mark the event, Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Funke hosted a proclamation ceremony on July 17, in the Supreme Court's courtroom. The...Read more
July 14, 2023
Court Improvement Project and Education Rights Counsel collaborate to produce video for attorneys outlining education rights in Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) staff, together with Education Rights Counsel (ERC) Executive Director, Lauren Micek Vargas, and ERC Managing Attorney, Elizabeth Eynon-Kokrda, recorded and produced an educational video targeting attorneys outlining the history, challenges, and successes of pre-K - 12 students obtaining education equity in Nebraska. From the...Read more
Susan Huber
July 13, 2023
Probation’s Above and Beyond Award has been presented to Susan Huber, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, from District 9 during the Probation Management Meeting in April 2023. Probation Above and Beyond award recipients consistently embody probation’s vision and mission with exceptional leadership qualities. Award winners routinely build relationships, use a team approach to complex problems and make data-driven decisions. Recipients identify opportunities to take initiative and lead by example.Read more
Yrkoski
July 6, 2023
Assistant Clerk, Kathy Yrkoski, relocated to Boone and Nance Counties in 2021 from Platte County. While fulfilling her courtroom duties, she embraced the challenge of assuming Assistant Clerk responsibilities in both County Court and District Court, effectively dividing her time between the two counties. Her unwavering dedication, coupled with her cheerful demeanor and positive outlook, made the integration of District Court responsibilities more manageable. Her willingness to travel to other...Read more
Independence Day
June 29, 2023
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 7/4/2023.Read more

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