Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduates Five

Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduates Five

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court in Omaha honored five graduates in a limited ceremony before a scheduled status hearing on May 14, 2020, while other participants observed via Zoom. For the graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veteran’s Treatment Court Judge James T. Gleason hosted the ceremony.

Pictured is Judge Gleason and the graduates. 

Veteran Treatment Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, 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.

For additional information, please contact:

Kimberly Grubb, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, Cell: (402) 689-5828