Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Graduates Six Participants

Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Graduates Six Participants

Monday, January 27, 2020
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The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated six graduations in Omaha on January 22, 2020, at the Legislative Chambers of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center. For the Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge James Gleason hosted the ceremony and Lutheran Family Services peer support team member, Zachariah Zerangue, delivered the keynote address.

Veterans Treatment Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders which utilizes a specialized team process that functions within the existing court structure. The 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.

For interviews or additional information, please contact:
Kim Grubb, Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: 402-444-4180   email: kimberly.grubb@nebraska.gov

or

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

Court media credentials preferred.