Douglas County Young Adult Court Graduation and Celebration

Douglas County Young Adult Court Graduation and Celebration

Friday, March 19, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:         

The Douglas County Young Adult Court team would like to announce a graduation ceremony for four graduates.

WHO:

Judge Shelly Stratman, Host Judge for the Young Adult Court

WHEN:        

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. 

WHERE:

Douglas County Criminal Justice Center
1701 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 

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 offenders, which utilize a specialized team process that functions 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 interviews or additional information, please contact:

Damon Strong, Interim Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Coordinator, (402) 616-4416        

This celebration is a Young Adult Court graduation. For more information, visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts.