First Graduation for Lancaster DUI Court

First Graduation for Lancaster DUI Court

Wednesday, January 4, 2023


MEDIA ADVISORY: Lancaster County DUI Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:  

The First Lancaster County DUI Court graduation.

WHO:      

Judge Darla S. Ideus and Judge John A. Colborn presiding

WHEN:   

January 17, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

University of Nebraska Law School
1875 N. 42nd St, Lincoln, NE 68503

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. 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:

Erminda Millan-Groves, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
(402)441-1658                  erminda.millan-groves@nebraska.gov

 

Court media credentials preferred.