Fifth Judicial District Problem Solving Court Celebrates Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Fifth Judicial District Problem Solving Court Celebrates Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Monday, May 9, 2022

The Fifth Judicial District Problem-Solving Court has multiple activities scheduled to celebrate Problem-Solving Court Month.

On May 2, 2022, the Hamilton and Merrick County Problem Solving Court held a graduation ceremony and hosted a lunch for the staff.

On May 9, 2022, Colfax, Butler, and Saunders County Problem Solving Court hosted a lunch for the staff.

On May 10, 2022, Colfax, Butler, and Saunders County Problem Solving Court will have a graduation ceremony.

On May 21, 2022, the Hamilton and Merrick County Problem Solving Court will have an outdoor event at Stolley Park in Grand Island.

Judge James Stecker, Judge Tina Marroquin, Judge Rachel Daugherty, and Drug Court Coordinator Morgan Campbell are planning the events.

The month of May is nationally identified as Drug Court Month. With the diverse programming offered through Nebraska courts, it is appropriate to recognize the efforts of all of Nebraska’s problem-solving courts by proclaiming May as Problem-Solving Court Month. Chief Justice Heavican issued the proclamation announcing the significance of Nebraska’s system of problem-solving courts, urging all citizens – particularly those within the legal community – to take note of the occasion.

Problem-solving courts, which operate through the Nebraska Judicial Branch, are innovative court programs that combine intensive community-based supervision, judicial accountability, and behavioral health treatment to intervene against crime by addressing circumstances underlying criminal conduct. Judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, supervision personnel, law enforcement, treatment providers, researchers, educators, and others dedicated to problem-solving courts work collaboratively to improve the lives of their participants and strengthen communities across the state.

 

News Reporters:

For more information, interviews, or additional information, please contact:

District #5 Chief Carrie Rodriguez

Phone: (402)563-4910                    Email: carrie.rodriguez@nebraska.gov

For additional background, visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts.