Nonverbal Communication and Safety


Monday, February 6, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop

This workshop will focus on the importance of nonverbal communication in daily interactions with individuals we supervise in the community. The brain science of the stress response, as well as responsivity issues around gender, trauma, substance use, and mental health will be included.


Marc Kometscher
Alternatives to Incarceration Specialist, Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation - Nebraska

Marc Kohmetscher began his career with Nebraska Probation in 1997 after graduating from the University of Nebraska/Kearney with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology. Marc held various positions with probation, starting as an adult and juvenile officer early in his career and then moving into Intensive Supervision Probation. In 2015, he was hired as the District 10 Reporting Center Coordinator serving an eight-county area in central Nebraska. In November 2022, he accepted a new role as the Alternatives to Incarceration Specialist with the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation. Marc has led and participating in many initiatives over his career including the development of NPACS, AC4E-Advanced Coaching 4 Excellence, creation team for the new reporting center calendar and many other high-level initiatives . He has been a trainer for the Nebraska Probation system since 2001, training a variety of subjects including the YLS assessment, case planning, Field Search, and most recently the AC4E initiative. Marc was a recipient of the 2018 Rising Star Award and the 2018 Recognition for Leadership in Development Award.

Eric Maly
Director of Adult Field Services, Nebraska State Probation

Eric joined Nebraska Probation in 2019 as the Alternatives to Incarceration Programs and Services Specialist. In this role, he managed the Post Release Supervision team and oversight of Reporting Center Services. In 2022 he was promoted to Director of Adult Field Services, where he oversees high risk adult case management services and is currently the project lead in implementation of a new approach to working with Emerging Adults. Prior to his work with Nebraska Probation, Eric was the Director of Programs with the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri from 2017-2019 and served as the Director of the International Youth Center in Chicago from 2013-2017. Eric has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector and is a specialized trainer in Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation techniques.