Veteran’s Court Graduates Celebrate at UNL College of Law

Veteran’s Court Graduates Celebrate at UNL College of Law

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Three veterans of the US Army and one from the US Marine Corps spent Tuesday evening, May 28, 2019, graduating from the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court. Veterans were surrounded by family, veteran mentors, members of the legal community, and public officials.

Graduate Corey Stark, whose family representatives included parents from California and siblings from Colorado and Hawaii remarked, “We have battle buddies here; we don’t have to jump out of the trench by our self.”  In addition to his family, Stark’s support section included friends and fellow members of the culinary program where he is currently enrolled.  

The Court held their inaugural graduation ceremony and celebration at the Nebraska College of Law auditorium. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge John Colborn hosted with guest speakers Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Major General Daryl L. Bohac, Dr. Todd Fleischer, and Veterans Advocate and Vietnam Veteran Jim Cada.

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 experiences and enhances public safety by returning law-abiding and productive citizens to the community.

 

Read Chief Justice Heavican’s remarks: Opening remarks for Lancaster County Veterans Court Graduation

Link to initial media release: Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Set for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

 

 

Photo: Volunteer Veteran Mentor Dr. William Jackson of the U.S. Air Force, gives remarks at Veterans Court graduation while Presiding Judge John Colborn looks on.