Commencement Ceremony held in York for 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court

Commencement Ceremony held in York for 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Fifth Judicial District Problem-Solving Court held a graduation ceremony on May 13, 2019 in the York District Courtroom, in York Nebraska. Presiding York District Court Judge James Stecker hosted the ceremony.

“Nebraska’s Drug and Problem-Solving Courts have saved thousands of tax dollars, and the individuals served in the courts who have followed the programs have changed their lives and the lives of their loved ones for the better,” according to Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts Chair, Judge Jim Doyle of Lexington. “The previous philosophy of incarceration for all offenders has been replaced by community-based treatment programs that allow people to change the way they think and that requires people to be accountable for their actions without imprisonment.” 

The Fifth Judicial District Problem-Solving Court, like other Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts, operates under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, community supervision officer, law enforcement, and treatment provider work together to design an individualized program.  Compliance with treatment and court orders is verified by frequent alcohol and drug testing, close community supervision, and interaction with a judge during non-adversarial court review hearings. Problem-Solving Courts enhance close monitoring of participants using home and field visits.

 

Local Contact:
Abbie Dishong
District 5 Probation Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: 402 363 9178
Email: abbie.dishong@nebraska.gov

State Contact:  
Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, Nebraska Supreme Court
Phone: t 402.471.4415 | c 402.219.4297 
adam.jorgensen@nebraska.gov

 

Photo: District Court Judge James Stecker with May 2019 graduate.