Dawson County Adult Drug Court Graduation

Dawson County Adult Drug Court Graduation

The Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court, Adult Drug Court, located in Dawson County, recently held a graduation ceremony and celebration on March 7, 2024, at the Dawson County District Court in Lexington. This ceremony marks a significant milestone for program graduates Jose Zelaya and Oscar Corpeno Roque with the completion of an intensive program focused on comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. The Honorable Judge Michael Piccolo presided over the ceremony.

The Drug Court program is designed to span a minimum of 20 months, during which participants acquire the necessary skills to lead successful lives free from drug and alcohol addiction. By combining a holistic approach to treatment with rigorous oversight, Drug Courts aims to empower individuals and foster their rehabilitation.

Like other problem-solving courts in Nebraska, the Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Adult Drug Court operates on a collaborative team approach. The team consists of a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, community supervision officer, law enforcement, and treatment provider who work together to design an individualized program for each participant. Furthermore, the Problem-Solving Court enhances its monitoring of participants through home and field visits, thereby maintaining a strong support system throughout their journey to recovery.

For further information, please contact Anne Power, Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 308-746-2833.

Pictured are graduates Jose Zelaya and Oscar Corpeno Roque receiving their certificates from Judge Michael Piccolo.