Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Graduates Four Participants

Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court Graduates Four Participants

Thursday, August 19, 2021

On August 9, 2021, the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated graduation for four participants at the Saline County Courthouse in Wilber. Judge Vicky Johnson 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.

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 and ancillary services.

For additional information, please contact:

Chris Reece, Drug Court Coordinator, 402-821-711411, christina.reece@nebraska.gov

 

Pictured is Judge Vicky L. Johnson (file photo).