Lancaster County Adult Drug Court Celebrates Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Lancaster County Adult Drug Court Celebrates Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month

Monday, May 9, 2022

The Lancaster County Adult Drug Court will celebrate Problem-Solving Court Month by holding a graduation ceremony on May 23, 2022.

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:

Drug Court Coordinator Dean Rohwer

Phone: (402)441-1658                    Email: drohwer@lancaster.ne.gov

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