Central Nebraska Drug Court Celebrates Graduation and Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Central Nebraska Drug Court Celebrates Graduation and Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Thursday, May 4, 2023


MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration


WHAT:    

Central Nebraska Drug Court and Problem-Solving Court Month celebrate graduation.

WHO:      

Judge Patrick Lee will be presiding.

WHEN:   

Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Hall County Courthouse, Courtroom 2
111 W. 1st Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

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 offenders, utilizing 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 aims 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:

Susan Huber, Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: 308-627-2579             susan.huber@nebraska.gov

Court media credentials preferred.

This is a Drug Treatment Court graduation. For more information, visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts