Lincoln County Adult Drug Court Graduation

Lincoln County Adult Drug Court Graduation

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

WHAT:      Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court, in Lincoln County, will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Lincoln County District Court in North Platte to honor three successful graduates from the adult drug court program. The Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court is an Adult Drug Court in Probation District #11.

WHO:       Honorable Michael E. Piccolo, District Court Judge, will preside over the graduation. 

WHEN:     Friday, June 18, 2021    1:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Lincoln County District Court, 301 N. Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE 69101

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 individuals, 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.

HOW:        For additional information, please contact:

Anne Power, Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: (308) 746-2833
Email: anne.power@nebraska.gov

Court media credentials preferred.

This is an Adult Court graduation. For more information visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/problem-solving-courts.