Four Graduate from Sarpy County Adult Drug Court

Four Graduate from Sarpy County Adult Drug Court

The Sarpy County Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of four participants at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on June 24, 2024. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony, joined by guests including Senator Rick Holdcroft, Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren, retired Judge Robert Wester, Tom Gross from the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, and Christopher Lathrop from the Sarpy County Public Defender’s Office.

The ceremony commemorates the successful completion of an intensive program featuring comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability for Drug Court graduates. Spanning a minimum of 18 months, the program equips participants with essential skills for a drug and alcohol-free life. Upon graduation, participants' charges are dismissed, marking a pivotal step towards their renewed futures.

Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing 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. In addition, the court aims 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 additional information, please contact: 

Heather Moran, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: (402) 639-3600            email:


Photo: (L to R) Retired Judge Robert Wester, graduates Jackie, Ana, Devin, and Tim, and Judge Stefanie Martinez.