Biggerstaff Graduates from Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court

Biggerstaff Graduates from Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

On August 4, 2023, Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court proudly celebrated the graduation of Heather Biggerstaff at the Madison County Courthouse. The Honorable James G. Kube presided over the ceremony. The event marked the culmination of an intensive program that encompassed comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability.

Pictured are graduate Heather Biggerstaff and Judge James G. Kube.

Drug courts offer an alternative route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders. These specialized courts operate within the existing court structure and employ a team approach to tackle recidivism and substance abuse. The primary objectives of drug courts include reducing recidivism rates, addressing substance use disorders, safeguarding public safety, and promoting successful rehabilitation.

To achieve these goals, drug courts employ various evidence-based strategies such as validated risk and need assessments, personalized behavioral health treatment, regular and random chemical testing, and a combination of incentives and sanctions. These measures are complemented by a range of rehabilitative and ancillary services that provide additional support to participants.

For additional information, please contact:

Matthew McManigal, Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Coordinator, 402-371-8568 ext. 233