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Costs increase for county after state passes probation law


As responsibility for underage offenders is transferred from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Office of Probation Administration, the burden of finding more office space for probation is placed on counties.

A discussion about a possible location to house additional staff needed for local probation’s new responsibilities brought out some frustration on the county commissioner’s part about where the county will find funds for this undertaking.

“Unfortunately, when they do things in Lincoln, the fiscal responsibility goes back to the counties to take care of it,” sa...

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