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June 13, 2023
On June 6, 2023, the Butler County Problem-Solving Court celebrated the graduation of Jesse Sharping in David City. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Tina Marroquin, honoring the completion of an intensive program that encompassed comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for Jesse Sharping. Pictured are (left to right): Judge Tina Marroquin and graduate Jesse Sharping. Problem-Solving Courts are an alternate pathway within the...Read more
2023 Summer Tour
June 12, 2023
The 2023 Summer Tour will take the Chief Justice, key court staff, and select judges and justices to the northeastern portion of the state from August 14 to 18. Every summer, the Chief Justice and members of the Court travel outside of Lincoln to meet with judges, court and probation staff, and observe local programs and services. The tour will begin in Wahoo, then head northwest to Schuyler for an event highlighting language diversity. Participants will showcase how the court system...Read more
June 12, 2023
May is Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month and is recognized nationally as Drug Court Month. To commemorate this special occasion, the Dodge County Adult Drug Court Team teamed up with Keep Fremont Beautiful to clean up Fremont State Lake, collecting a total of 44 bags of trash. Similarly, the Washington County Drub Court participated in the celebrations by picking up trash along a 4-mile stretch of Highway 133 in Washington County. The dedicated team of volunteers worked diligently to remove...Read more
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

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