Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration

WHAT:  

The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court team is pleased to announce that two participants have successfully completed the Veteran’s Treatment Court Program.  Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. 

WHO:      

Judge Robert Otte, presiding over graduation
Judge John Colborn
Brigadier General Gary Ropers, Nebraska National Guard
Tom Brewer, Nebraska State Senator

WHEN:   

November 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

Via Zoom 

WHY:      

For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. 

Problem-solving courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing a specialized team process within the existing court structure. Problem-solving courts are designed to reduce 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.

HOW:      

For interviews or additional information, please contact:

Dean Rohwer, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, (531) 220-6031               

 

Court media credentials preferred.