Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court in Lincoln honored graduate Chad “Kale” Street on March 30, 2021. Family, friends, local community members, local veterans, and other participants observed via Zoom and in person. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the graduate. Veterans Treatment Court Judge Robert Otte presided over the ceremony. 

In an interview with 10/11 News, Street noted, "I've been on probation before, and never have I felt like there was this much support. They want you to succeed."

https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Veterans-Court-gives-veterans-a-second-chance-at-life-568503461.html

Veteran 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, Lancaster County Veteran’s Treatment Court Coordinator

Cell: (531) 220-6031        Email: dean.rohwer@nebraska.gov

 

Photo: Kale Street (far left) with his Veterans Court Mentor and attorneys from the Veteran’s Court team.