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A deep dive into the people and programs of your Nebraska Judicial Branch.
9 Episodes
State Court Administrator Corey Steel joins Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the response measures employed statewide in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlights the essential role of judges and staff, and the critical role of all facets of Nebraska's Judicial Branch.
Statewide Language Access Coordinator Jennifer Verhein joins us to explain how individuals receive interpretation services. In addition, she discusses the processes and standards one must undergo to become an interpreter working with the program. Episode Resources:Oral Proficiency poster – shows language skill level necessary for court interpretersNebraska pre-K to grade 12 English Language Learners, 2018-2019 school year Judicial Branch Interpreter Directory Court Interpreter Training Program Addresses Growing Need (NET Article)Nebraska Program Trains Court Interpreters To Help Non-English Speakers Testify (NPR)Outstanding State Innovation of the Year Award presented to Nebraska Supreme Court Language Access Program by the Council on Adult Basic Education
Michelle joins us to discuss the role of the the Office of Public Guardian in protecting the vulnerable adults of Nebraska. Learn about the role of the office, experiences of Associate Public Guardians, and how you can get involved through volunteer opportunities.
Monica joins Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the philosophy and successes of the Juvenile Alternatives to Detention Initiative.
Deputy Administrator Jeanne Brandner joins us to discuss the current state of juvenile probation in Nebraska. She highlights some of the amazing work being done throughout the state, as well as the guiding principles of practices officers use daily.
ODR Director Kelly Riley joins us to discuss the life-changing power of restorative justice.
ODR Director Kelly Riley joins us to discuss the mediation process, Parenting Act, and other aspects of the Office of Dispute Resolution.
After speaking at the Nebraska Probation Week proclamation, Rhonda Nygaard sat down with us to discuss the transformative impact the Nebraska Probation system had on her life through Post-Release Supervision. Through this process she has charted a new course for her life, and she tells her powerful story.
In the inaugural episode of Your Nebraska Judicial Branch, State Probation Administrator Deborah Minardi discusses her career in probation, as well as the power of probation to impact lives.Music:
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