Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration

Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration

Monday, February 27, 2023


MEDIA ADVISORY: Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration


WHAT:  

The Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court team is pleased to announce another Veteran’s Treatment Court graduation.

WHO:      

Judge Horacio Wheelock, presiding

WHEN:   

Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

Omaha-Douglas Civic Center Legislative Chamber
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE

WHY:      

For Veteran’s Treatment Court, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. 

Veteran’s Treatment 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. Problem-solving 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:

Rob Owens, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
(402) 444-4187                 rob.owens@nebraska.gov

 

Court media credentials preferred.