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October 26, 2023
Patty Lyon, Chief Probation Officer for the 6th Judicial District, utilized her extensive community connections to put the Chief Justice in direct contact with the people of the 6th Judicial District during his August 2023 Summer Tour. She organized presentations at the South Sioux Reporting Center, reached out to the tribal government in Winnebago, organized social events, and commandeered a radio program in Fremont to help the Supreme Court convey their messages of transparency and...Read more
October 20, 2023
Student Bailiff Landyn Schoonover gives Supreme Court cry under the supervision of Appellate Clerk Ally Stewart. Lincoln Southeast High School Business Law students watched court arguments with instructor Stephani Olson before participating in an open question-and-answer session with the justices. The Supreme Court routinely issues invitations to high school instructors encouraging visits to make the Court’s business more accessible to students. In 2016, Justices established the Nebraska high...Read more
October 20, 2023
In Nebraska's trial courtrooms, the Supreme Court technology upgrade project is moving at a steady pace. As of the halfway point, the initiative is proceeding smoothly, thanks to the collaborative efforts of local court judges, staff, and the contract install team with CTI. To enhance the efficiency of the process, a minor procedural change has been introduced. Courts were now asked to wait for a minimum of 30 days after CTI's system installation before submitting any change requests. This is...Read more
October 19, 2023
The Douglas County Probation Office participated in a clean-up of Fontenelle Park. Consisting of both clients and officers, the clean-up crew picked up trash, trimmed trees, and helped beautify the public park located at 4407 Fontenelle Blvd in Omaha. The Douglas County Probation Office organizes park clean-up a few times each year providing community service hours for clients as probation dedicates itself to the community. One-on-one time also allows relationship-building between officers and...Read more
October 19, 2023
The Sarpy County Wellness Court recently celebrated the graduation of Nick at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on September 22, 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. Nick’s charges...Read more
October 19, 2023
Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court proudly celebrated the graduation of James Bell, Pedro Nolasco, Derek Pedroza, and Susan Branham on October 6, 2023, at the Madison County Courthouse. Honorable James G. Kube presided. The event marked the culmination of an intensive program that encompassed comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Pictured are Judge James Kube, Graduate James Bell, Graduate Pedro Nolasco, Graduate Derek Pedroza, and...Read more
October 19, 2023
The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated the graduation of Daniel War Bonnett and Michael Jahn on September 27, 2023, in Lincoln. For the Veterans Treatment Court graduate, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Veterans Treatment Court Judge Kevin McManaman presided over the ceremony. Daniel Clay sang the Star- Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Other...Read more
October 19, 2023
On September 25, 2023, the North Central Problem-Solving Court celebrated graduation at the Holt County Courthouse in O’Neill. Honorable Kale Burdick (pictured) presided over the ceremony. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol. Problem-Solving...Read more
October 17, 2023
The Judicial Branch Court Improvement Project was announced as a partner in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Children and Family Services five-year grant project with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the Omaha Nation, and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. The project is designed to reduce the number of Native American children involved in Nebraska’s child welfare system. Read More: DHHS Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Improve Collaboration Between Tribes and...Read more
October 17, 2023
Jennifer Raburn, Clerk Magistrate for the Furnas County Court in the 11th Judicial District, was formally sworn in on October 16, 2023, at a ceremony hosted by County Judge Anne Paine. Raburn works in the 11th Judicial District with fellow clerk magistrates Robin Cobaugh of Ogallala, Karen Mueller of Imperial, Annette Shafer of North Platte, Traci Loker of Stockville, Brenda Cochran of Tryon/Stapleton/Thedford/Mullen, Kathy Woodmancy of Grant, Deborah League of Benkelman, Myndee Hagan of...Read more

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