Sarpy County Reentry Court Celebrates Graduation

Sarpy County Reentry Court Celebrates Graduation

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Sarpy County Reentry Court held a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion on July 18, 2022. They are proud to be able to honor the graduate, Brent Berg, through this demonstration of achievement. Judge Stefanie Martinez presided over the ceremony. Also present were Sarpy County Attorney Tyler Loontjer and Sarpy County Public Defender Christopher Lathrop.

For Reentry Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability.

Pictured (from left to right) are Probation Officer Nicole Mercer, Graduate Brent Berg, and Judge Stefanie Martinez. 

Problem-Solving Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders which utilize 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.

Local Contact:  Creston Ashburn, Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Phone: (402) 593-2132; email: creston.ashburn@nebraska.gov