Omaha’s 110th Adult Drug Court Commencement

Omaha’s 110th Adult Drug Court Commencement

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduaton and Celebration

WHAT:

The Douglas County District Court is pleased to announce that three (3) participants have successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. This ceremony will bring the total number of participants who have graduated from the Adult Drug Court program to 2,045 since its inception.  We are proud to be able to honor the Adult Drug Court graduates through this demonstration of achievement, and we welcome you to be a part of this celebration.

WHO:            

Judge Thomas A. Otepka
Judge Gary B. Randall
Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf
Judge Gregory M. Schatz

WHEN:         

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
2:00 p.m.

WHERE:      

Hall of Justice
1819 Farnam Street
Courtroom 414
Omaha, Nebraska

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 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.

HOW:      

For interviews or additional information please contact Teresa Bunjer, Adult Drug Court Coordinator, at (402) 599-2665 or at Teresa.bunjer@dc4dc.com.

This is an Adult Drug Court graduation, for more information visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts