Commencement Ceremony held for Sarpy County Reentry Court Graduate

Commencement Ceremony held for Sarpy County Reentry Court Graduate

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Sarpy County Reentry Court held a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on May 8, 2023. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony.

For Reentry Court graduate Ericka, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability.

Pictured (from left to right) are APO Mike Pilmaier, Probation Officer Nicole Mercer, graduate Ericka, and Judge Stefanie Martinez. 

Like other Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts, the Sarpy County Reentry Court operates under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, community supervision officer, law enforcement, and treatment provider work together to design an individualized program. Compliance with treatment and court orders is verified by frequent alcohol and drug testing, close community supervision, and interaction with a judge during non-adversarial court review hearings. Problem-Solving Courts enhance close monitoring of participants using home and field visits.

For more information, please contact:  

Creston Ashburn, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: (402) 593-2132; email: