North Central-Problem-Solving Court in O’Neill Celebrates Graduation

North Central-Problem-Solving Court in O’Neill Celebrates Graduation

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

On June 26, 2023, North Central Problem-Solving Court celebrated graduation at the Holt County Courthouse in O’Neill.  Honorable Kale Burdick presided over the ceremony. 

The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol.

Problem-solving 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 Doug Stanton, North Central Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, (402) 340-3461              

Pictured (left to right): Justice William Cassel, Judge Kale Burdick, Graduate Mykel Brown, and District Court Judge Mark Kozisek.