Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduation

Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Celebrates Graduation

The Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of three participants at the Saline County Courthouse in Wilber on June 17, 2024. Judge David Bargen presided over the ceremony. We are proud to honor the achievements of Dale, Ashley, and Marcus.

The ceremony commemorates the culmination of an intensive program involving comprehensive drug treatment, rigorous supervision, and complete accountability for Drug Court graduates. Drug Court entails a minimum 20-month commitment during which participants acquire the skills necessary to lead successful lives free from drugs and alcohol.

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: 

Chris Reece, Drug Court Coordinator

Phone: 402-821-711411         Email:


Photo: (L to R) Judge David Bargen and graduates Dale, Ashley, and Marcus.