Merrick County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

Merrick County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

Wednesday, January 4, 2023


MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:    

The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court in Merrick County will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration.

WHO:      

Honorable Rachel A. Daugherty will preside over the graduation. 

WHEN:    

January 9, 2023
2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

Merrick County Courthouse, District Courtroom
1510 18th Street
Central City, NE  68826

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, utilizing a specialized team process within the existing court structure. The courts are designed to reduce 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 additional information, please contact:

Morgan Campbell, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: (402) 362-6540
Email: morgan.campbell@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.