Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated the graduation of Lillian Failor (pictured) in Lincoln on December 1, 2020, via Zoom. For the Veterans Treatment Court graduate, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Veterans Treatment Court Judge Robert Otte presided over the ceremony. Other participants included Judge John Colborn, Major General Daryl L. Bohac, Nebraska National Guard, Sandra Miller, Veteran Justice Outreach with Veterans Affairs, and Jim Cada, Vietnam veteran/attorney.

Veterans 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 Dean Rohwer, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator.