Merrick County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

Merrick County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration


5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court graduation and celebration.


Judge Rachel Daugherty, Presiding


Monday, January 8, 2024
2:00 p.m. 


Merrick County Courthouse
1510 18th Street
Central City, NE  68467


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 reduce 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 Morgan Campbell, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 402-362-6540.

Court media credentials preferred.

This is an Adult Drug Court graduation. For more information, visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: