Two Graduate from Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court

Two Graduate from Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court

Monday, April 25, 2022
Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court celebrated the graduation of Brandon Sloan and Michael Williams on March 31, 2022, at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha. For the graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Veterans Treatment Court Judge Horacio Wheelock presided over the ceremony.

Pictured from left to right are: Problem-Solving Court Coordinator Rob Owens, Veterans Treatment Court Officer Eric Schult, graduate Brandon Sloan, graduate Michael Williams, and Judge Horacio Wheelock.

Veterans Treatment Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders utilizing a specialized team process within the existing court structure. The courts are designed to reduce recidivism and substance use among individuals with substance use disorders. 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.

For additional information, please contact:

Rob Owens, Problem Solving Court Coordinator

Phone: 402-444-4187   email: rob.owens@nebraska.gov