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Erin Sliva
June 29, 2023
Probation’s Above and Beyond Award has been presented to Erin Sliva, Juvenile Justice Resource Supervisor, from District 2 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...Read more
June 27, 2023
The Nebraska Judicial Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Cadwallader as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (Deputy CIO), effective May 1, 2023. In his new position, Cadwallader will play a pivotal role in advancing the ongoing transformation of the Judicial Branch's Information Technology (IT) operations and infrastructure. With over two decades in public service within the IT field, Cadwallader brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Prior to joining the...Read more
June 27, 2023
The Douglas County Young Adult Court celebrated the graduation of Jessica Jiminez, Kyle Jones, Isaac Roman, and Symphany Samuels at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha on June 21, 2023. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the graduates. Judge Shelly Stratman presided. This is a great achievement for the graduates, and we proudly celebrate their success. Pictured (from...Read more
June 23, 2023
Judicial Branch Education has recently introduced an innovative in-person course called Engaged Field Visits as an integral part of the New Probation Officer Training program. This innovative training aims to equip officers with the necessary skills to establish meaningful connections with individuals and their support networks while conducting field visits in various community settings, including homes, schools, workplaces, and other relevant locations. Unlike conventional discussions that...Read more
York Graduation
June 23, 2023
Four individuals, Cade Drummond, Joshua Bullers, Shannon Martin-Wagner, and Larry Taylor recently celebrated their graduation from the 5 th Judicial Problem-Solving Court in York. The graduation ceremony took place on June 12, 2023, with Judge James C. Stecker presiding over the event. The occasion was attended by Senator Jana Huges, York County Board Members, probation staff, as well as family, and friends of the graduates. The ceremony marked the culmination of an intensive program that...Read more
June 23, 2023
May is Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month and is recognized nationally as Drug Court Month. In celebration, Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court recently took part in a park cleanup in Nebraska City. Participants from Mission Field Transitional Living joined forces with Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court to beautify the park. The team of volunteers picked up trash and debris, contributing to the restoration of the park’s natural beauty. Chief Probation Officer Chris Reece extends her...Read more
Allen, Haney
June 22, 2023
Grant County Clerk Magistrate Catherine Allen worked alongside Ex Officio Clerk of the District Court Christee Haney to create an engaging court experience for the visiting justices and staff members on the Chief Justice’s summer tour in August 2022. Haney and Allen then arranged a luncheon at the stop in Hyannis; a nice chance to rest and reflect during the long trip. Allen was generous enough to not only assist in Grant County but also later that week in Sheridan County. We extend our sincere...Read more
Pfortmiller
June 15, 2023
Probation’s Rising Star Award has been presented to Michelle Pfortmiller, Employment Specialist, from District 4A 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
Juneteenth
June 15, 2023
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 6/19/2023.Read more
June 14, 2023
The Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court, Adult Drug Court, located in Dawson County, recently held a graduation ceremony and celebration on June 5, 2023, at the Dawson County District Court in Lexington. This ceremony marked a significant milestone for graduates Rebecca Hinman and Jose Muralles, symbolizing the completion of an intensive program focused on comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding over the event was Judge James Doyle, and he also...Read more

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