Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates Graduation and Problem-Solving Court Month

Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates Graduation and Problem-Solving Court Month

Thursday, April 6, 2023


MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:    

Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates Graduation and Problem-Solving Court Month

WHO:      

Judge Ryan C. Carson will be presiding.
The keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Lynn Heng

WHEN:   

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Hall County Courthouse, Courtroom 1
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, which utilize 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:

Angela Smith, Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: 308-379-5473             angela.smith@nebraska.gov


Court media credentials preferred.

* There will be an opportunity for interviews and photos after the ceremony.


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