Douglas County Young Adult Court Celebrates Graduation

Douglas County Young Adult Court Celebrates Graduation

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Douglas County Young Adult Court celebrated graduation at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha on August 3, 2023. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Judge Shelly Stratman presided. This is a great achievement for the graduates Rashad Eubanks and Jakob Mclain, and we proudly celebrate their success.                  

Pictured from left to right are graduate Jakob Mclain, Judge Shelly Stratman, and graduate Rashad Eubanks.

Young Adult Drug 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:

Rob Owens, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, 402-444-4187