Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduations

Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduations

Monday, May 20, 2019
Midwest Drug Court Graduates

The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated graduations in North Platte on May 6, 2019, and in Lexington on May 13, 2019.  For the drug court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability.  Presiding Drug Court Judge Jim Doyle hosted the ceremony and delivered the keynote address.

The Midwest Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol. The 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: t 402.471.4415 | c 402.219.4297  adam.jorgensen@nebraska.gov