District Six Adult Drug Court Announces Another Successful Program Graduate

District Six Adult Drug Court Announces Another Successful Program Graduate

Thursday, February 13, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration


WHAT:

District Six Adult Drug Court, in Dodge County, will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration in the Dodge County District Court to honor another successful graduate from the program. Since the inception of the program in the Fall of 2007, 134 participants have successfully graduated. The Dodge County Drug Court Program has an overall graduation rate of 63.5%, and of those graduates, nearly 79.1% have maintained a sober, crime-free life. The graduate’s family and friends will celebrate with a small private gathering immediately after the scheduled drug court hearing. 

WHO:

Judge Kenneth Vampola, Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass, Deputy Dodge County Attorney Emily Beamis, and the Dodge County Drug Court Team

WHEN:    

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Dodge County District Court
428 N. Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

WHY:       

For Problem-Solving Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. 

Problem-Solving Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related individuals, which utilizes a specialized team process that functions within the existing court structure. The courts are designed to achieve a reduction in 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.

HOW:      

For interviews or additional information, please contact:

Tim Privitera,Drug Court Coordinator
District Six Adult Drug Court
Cell: 402-813-1727
Email: tim.privitera@nebraska.gov

Court media credentials preferred.

* Photo will include judges in robes, and presentation of awards and certificates to graduating participants.

This is an Adult Court graduation. For more information visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts