Cass County Adult Drug Treatment Court Graduation

Cass County Adult Drug Treatment Court Graduation

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:      Cass County Adult Drug Treatment Court graduation and ceremony.

WHO:       District Court Judge Michael A. Smith will preside. 

WHEN:    April 17, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Cass County Courthouse, 346 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048

WHY:       For Problem-Solving Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. 

Problem-Solving Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related individuals, which utilizes a specialized team process that functions within the existing court structure. The courts are designed to achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance use among individuals with substance use disorders. The court’s goal is to protect public safety and increase the participant’s likelihood of successful rehabilitation by utilizing validated risk and need assessments, early and individualized behavioral health treatment, frequent and random chemical testing, incentives, sanctions, and other rehabilitative and ancillary services.

HOW:       For interviews or additional information, please contact:

                    Creston Ashburn, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator

                    Phone: (402) 593-2132                 Email: creston.ashburn@nebraska.gov

 

Court media credentials preferred.

This is an Adult Court graduation. For more information visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts.