Problem-Solving Courts

Problem-Solving Courts

All Nebraska Drug and other Problem-Solving Courts are governed by the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts under the direction of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Members include representatives of courts, probation, law enforcement and the legal community along with judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts are an institution of the Nebraska Supreme Court utilizing innovative court programs through which individuals and families thrive, and all Nebraska communities become safer.

Problem-Solving Courts operate within the district, county or juvenile courts and include programs established for the treatment of problems related to substance use, mental health, individuals reentering the community from incarceration, and domestic violence.  Problem-Solving Courts are post plea or post-adjudicatory intensive supervision treatment programs designed for high risk and high need individuals.  Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts can only be established with the approval of the Nebraska Supreme Court. The purpose of the program is to reduce recidivism by fostering a comprehensive and coordinated court response using early intervention, appropriate treatment, intensive supervision, and consistent judicial oversight.  Problem-Solving Courts adhere to the 10 Key Components approved by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and best practice standards.

Problem-Solving Courts in Nebraska operate under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, coordinator, community supervision officer, law enforcement, and treatment provider(s) work together to design an individualized program.  Compliance with treatment and court orders is verified by frequent alcohol/drug testing, close community supervision, and interaction with a Judge in non-adversarial court review hearings.  Problem-Solving Courts enhance close monitoring of participants using home and field visits

Problem-Solving Courts Authorization, Rules and Legislation

 

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Contact:

Adam Jorgensen, Statewide Problem-Solving Court Director
521 S. 14th St., Ste.220
Lincoln, NE 68508
adam.jorgensen@nebraska.gov
402.471.4415