Central Nebraska Drug Court Celebrates 33rd Graduation

Central Nebraska Drug Court Celebrates 33rd Graduation

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Central Nebraska Drug Court held its 33rd graduation ceremony on November 5, 2019, in Holdrege, Nebraska. Twenty-one participants were recognized for successfully completing the program. State Senator John Lowe attended the ceremony and addressed the drug court participants.

Nebraska Adult Drug Courts utilize a specialized team process that functions within the existing court structure. Adult Drug and DUI Courts are designed to achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance use among high-risk and high-need 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. Intense community supervision and interaction with a judge in non-adversarial court hearings verify compliance with treatment and other court-ordered terms.

According to Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts Chair, Judge Jim Doyle of Lexington, “Nebraska’s Drug and Problem-Solving Courts have saved thousands of tax dollars, and the individuals served in the courts who have followed the programs have changed their lives and the lives of their loved ones for the better.” Doyle continued, “The previous philosophy of incarceration for all offenders has been replaced by community-based treatment programs that allow people to change the way they think and that requires people to be accountable for their actions without imprisonment.”


Local Contact:  Todd Rosno, Central Nebraska Drug Court Coordinator, 402-984-7805

State Contact:   Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 402-471-4415 |