Graduation Ceremony for the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Graduation Ceremony for the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, 555 South 10th Street, Room 112, Lincoln, Nebraska.

For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of treatment, close supervision, frequent testing, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court, Judge John A. Colborn will host the ceremony. Guest speakers include Senator Suzanne Geist, Major General Daryl L. Bohac, Veterans Advocate and Vietnam Veteran Jim Cada.

The Lancaster Court Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary 18-24 month program. The mission of the Lancaster Veterans Treatment Court is to honor the service of justice-system involved veterans by providing a rehabilitative program which combines intensive judicial supervision and treatment services to address veteran service related injuries thereby enhancing public safety by returning law abiding and productive citizens to the community.

Like other Nebraska Problem Solving Courts, the Lancaster Veterans Treatment Court operates under a team approach. The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court team includes: a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, community supervision officer, problem solving court coordinator, law enforcement officer, veterans judicial outreach (VJO), VA treatment providers, mentor coordinator, and veterans advocates.

Local contact: Dean Rohwer, Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator, 531-220-6031

State contact: Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Nebraska Supreme Court, 402-471-4415