Washington County Adult Drug Court Announces Two Successful Program Graduates

Washington County Adult Drug Court Announces Two Successful Program Graduates

Thursday, May 14, 2020


MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:

District Six Adult Drug Court, in Washington County, will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration  (as allowed by Covid-19 safety guidelines) in the Washington County District Court to honor two successful graduates from the program. Family and friends of the graduates will attend the graduation celebration which will commence directly after the scheduled drug court hearing.

WHO:

Judge John Samson, Washington County Attorney Scott VanderSchaaf, and the Washington County Drug Court Team

WHEN:    

Monday, June 1, 2020
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Washington County District Court
1555 Colfax Street
Blair, NE  68008

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 individuals, 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.

HOW:      

For interviews or additional information, please contact:

Tim Privitera, Drug Court Coordinator
District Six Adult Drug Court|
Cell: 402-813-1727
Email: tim.privitera@nebraska.gov

Court media credentials preferred.