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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
May 25, 2023
The Sarpy County Wellness Court recently celebrated the graduation of Caileen at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on May 5, 2023. Sarpy County Wellness Court serves individuals with mental illness who are facing criminal prosecution by providing stabilization, assistance, and reducing the risk of future offenses. The ceremony commemorated Caileen’s successful completion of an intensive program that involved comprehensive community supervision and full accountability. Caileen’s charges...Read more
May 25, 2023
Probation Officer Derek Berg, Papillon, received the 2022 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hero Award. He was selected for the award due to his passion in working with individuals placed on probation for repeat DUIs. Berg is also actively involved in the community and goes above and beyond to find resources for individuals on probation. Berg was presented the award on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the MADD awards ceremony. Photo: Probation Officer Derek Berg with Probation Deputy Administrator...Read more
Memorial Day
May 25, 2023
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 5/29/2023.Read more
Everyday Hero
May 25, 2023
Darren Duncan, the Chief Probation Officer of District 12, accompanied the Chief Justice's summer tour group during their comprehensive visit to various courts within the 12th Judicial District in mid-August 2022. Duncan assumed the responsibility of accompanying and guiding the group, facilitating their interactions with local community members and leaders. His firsthand knowledge and expertise provided the tour group with invaluable insights into the operations and intricacies of the region's...Read more
May 24, 2023
Robin Jenkins, Ph.D., expert in the science of program/project implementation, served as keynote speaker for the annual 2023 Chief Justice's Leadership Conference. The Conference, comprising leaders of the Judicial Branch, gathered to give an update on the great work the commissions and committees are doing to support the justice system and discuss the how the key principles of implementation science can impact their work. The valuable insights and teachings imparted during the previous year's...Read more
Meyer
May 18, 2023
Probation’s Rising Star Award has been presented to Lindsay Meyer, Juvenile Probation Services Division Specialist, from the Administrative Office 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...Read more
May 18, 2023
On May 15, 2023, Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court held a graduation ceremony at the Saline County Courthouse in Wilber, commemorating the remarkable achievements of Viola Kennedy. Presided over by Judge David Bargen, the event was attended by distinguished guests including Judge Rick Schreiner and retired Drug Court Judge Vicky Johnson. This momentous occasion signifies a significant milestone in Kennedy’s life, and the court wholeheartedly celebrated her success. The graduation ceremony...Read more

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