Merrick-Hamilton County Adult Drug Court Graduation

Merrick-Hamilton County Adult Drug Court Graduation

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Merrick-Hamilton County Adult Drug Court celebrated graduation on November 2, 2020. For the graduates, Darbi Ketchum and Cynthia Borgheiinck, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Rachel Daugherty (pictured) hosted the ceremony.

Problem-Solving Court Coordinator Morgan Campbell is very proud of the graduates and stated, “Celebrating the graduation virtually did not take away from the hard work, sweat, and determination that got Darbi and Cynthia here.” Problem-solving court graduations include past problem-solving court clients. Current problem-solving court clients can share their success and tribulations that come with being involved in this program.     

Adult Drug 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 additional information, please contact:

Morgan Campbell, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, (402) 362-6540