Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Set for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Set for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its inaugural graduation ceremony and celebration on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nebraska College of Law Auditorium, McCollum Hall, 1875 N. 42nd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of treatment, close supervision, frequent testing, and full accountability.  Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge John A. Colborn will host the ceremony.  Guest speakers include Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer, Major General Daryl L. Bohac, Dr. Todd Fleischer, and Veterans Advocate and Vietnam Veteran Jim Cada.

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary 18-24 month program. The mission of the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court is to honor the service of justice-system involved veterans by providing a rehabilitative program which combines intensive judicial supervision and treatment services to address veterans service related injuries thereby enhancing public safety by returning law abiding and productive citizens to the community.

Like other Nebraska Problem Solving Court, the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court operates under a team approach.  The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court team includes: a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, community supervision officer, problem solving court coordinator, law enforcement officer, veterans judicial outreach (VJO), VA treatment providers, mentor coordinator, and veterans advocates.  

Local contact: Dean Rohwer, Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator, 531-220-6031

State contact: Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Nebraska Supreme Court, 402-471-4415