Sarpy County Adult Drug Court Graduates Seven Participants

Sarpy County Adult Drug Court Graduates Seven Participants

Monday, September 13, 2021

On August 23, 2021, the Sarpy County Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of seven participants at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion, Nebraska. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony.

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

Pictured (from left to right) are Tasheena Ivy, Alex Prokop, Drew Gahl, Judge Stefanie Martinez, and Supervising Officer Scott Lord.

Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing a specialized team process that functions within the existing court structure. The courts are designed to reduce recidivism and substance use among individuals with substance use disorders. In addition, the court aims 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 ancillary services.

Local Contact:  Creston Ashburn, Problem Solving Court Coordinator, (402) 593-2132