Butler County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

Butler County Problem-Solving Court Graduation

Monday, September 20, 2021

The Butler County Problem-Solving Court in David City celebrated the graduation of Thomas Albers and Janetta Albers on September 14, 2021. Judge Tina Marroquin presided over the ceremony. In attendance were District 5 Probation Staff, Probation Administration Staff, past problem-solving court graduates, and friends and family of the graduates. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the graduates.

Top Picture (left to right):  Judge Tina Marroquin and graduate Thomas Albers

Bottom Picture (left to right): Judge Tina Marroquin and graduate Janetta Albers

Problem-Solving Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing a specialized team process 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 additional information, please contact:

Morgan Campbell, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, (402) 362-6540