Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduation

Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduation

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated a significant achievement on May 19, 2023, as Lynette Wiegand successfully graduated from the program.  The graduation ceremony took place at the Madison County Courthouse, under the Honorable James G. Kube, who presided over the event.

The ceremony commemorated the culmination of an intensive and transformative journey for Lynette. Through her participation in the program, she underwent comprehensive behavioral health treatment, received intensive community supervision, and embraced full accountability for her actions.

The Adult Drug Court is a problem-solving initiative that offers an alternative path within the criminal justice system for individuals charged with nonviolent drug-related offenses. This specialized approach operated within the existing court structure, utilizing a dedicated team process. Its overarching goal is to curtail recidivism rates and address substance use disorder among participants. By implementing validated risk and need assessments, tailored behavioral health treatment, regular and unannounced chemical testing, and a combination of incentives, sanctions, and rehabilitative services, the court seeks to enhance public safety and maximize the chances of successful rehabilitation for its participants.

Lynette’s graduation symbolizes her commitment to personal growth and her ability to overcome the challenges she faced. It is a testament to her determination and the unwavering support she received from the Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court team. This milestone not only signifies a turning point in her life but also serves as an inspiration for others in similar circumstances.

For additional information, please contact:

Matthew McManigal, Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Coordinator
Phone: 402-371-8568 ext. 233   Email: