Graduation Ceremony for Lancaster County DUI Court

Graduation Ceremony for Lancaster County DUI Court

MEDIA ADVISORY: Lancaster County DUI Court Graduation and Celebration


Lancaster County DUI Court graduation


Judge Darla S. Ideus, presiding


August 29, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.


Lancaster City Council Chambers
555 South 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508


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. Problem-solving 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 interviews or additional information, please contact:

Erminda Millan-Groves, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 402-441-1658                  

Court media credentials preferred.