Juvenile and Adult Probation
The Nebraska Probation System within the State Judicial Branch administers probation through 15 district offices, 34 satellite offices, and 6 intensive supervision probation regions. These probation officers carry a mixed caseload of adult and juvenile probationers.
These adult and juvenile probation officers do not carry a firearm. They are not classified as peace officers but do have the power to arrest.
There is an agency policy that prohibits officers from carrying a firearm.
At the time of the survey, it was not under consideration to allow juvenile probation officers to carry a firearm.
In addition, the state has:
5 Districts that have SASS
(Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision) offices
There are no private companies providing juvenile supervision services.
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Juvenile Services is administered by the Executive Branch of state government. Juvenile Service Workers provide supervision and treatment services to juvenile offenders that are conditionally released from Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment
Centers to the community. Also this same group of workers provides supervision and treatment to juveniles committed directly to the Office of Juvenile Services for placement in the community. Juvenile Service Officers are located in five service areas across the state.
Juvenile Service Officers do not carry a firearm and are not classified as peace officers. They do have the power to take juveniles into custody.
An administrative policy does not permit Juvenile Service Officers to carry a firearm.
Carrying a firearm has never been a consideration.
The Office of Juvenile Services contracts with various private organizations to provide supervision and treatment services to juvenile offenders. None of these contracted organizations carry firearms.
Within the Executive Branch of state government, the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Adult Parole Administration oversees adult parole.
Adult parole officers do not carry a firearm. They are not classified as peace officers, but do have the power to arrest.
There is a Department Administrative Regulation issued by the Director of Corrections that prohibits officers from carrying a firearm.
At the time of the survey, it was not under consideration to allow the officers to carry a firearm.
There are no private companies providing adult parole supervision.
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