Commencement Ceremony for the Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court (Dawson County) to be held on May 13, 2019

Commencement Ceremony for the Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court (Dawson County) to be held on May 13, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on May 13, 2019, at  1:00 p.m., in the Dawson County Courthouse, in Lexington, Nebraska.

For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental Health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability.  Presiding Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court Judge Jim Doyle will host the ceremony and deliver the keynote address.

Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol.

State Problem-Solving Court Coordinator Adam Jorgensen noted that Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts Best Practice Standards are used to assist in successful interventions with all participants. He continued, “Nebraska’s Problem-Solving Courts are committed to utilizing evidence-based practices to improve community safety, increase successful outcomes, and reduce recidivism.”

The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug 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 providers 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 visits and intensive case management.

Local Contact:  Anne Power, Midwest Nebraska Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Phone:  308-746-2833   
email: anne.power@nebraska.gov

State Contact:   Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, Nebraska Supreme Court
Phone:  402-471-4415 or 402-219-4297   
email: adam.jorgensen@nebraska.gov