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Graduation Ceremony Set for Veterans Treatment Court 6/22/18  06/24/18 11:23:28 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

Graduation Ceremony Set
for Veterans Treatment Court

The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its inaugural graduation ceremony and celebration on Wednesday June 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Legislative Chamber of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183
For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision and full accountability.  Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge, W. Mark Ashford, will host the ceremony. Guest speakers include Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine, Senator John McCollister and Justice Stephanie F. Stacy.
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary 18-24 month program for veterans who are struggling with service-related addiction, mental health issues, and/or other co-occurring disorders.  The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court operates through the use of the Veterans Treatment Court Progression Plan.  This plan includes elements designed to provide participants with objective, measurable and consistent goals to assist with progression through the program.  This program is the first Problem-Solving Court for veterans in the state of Nebraska.
Like other Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts, the Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court operates under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, community supervision officer, law enforcement and treatment provider work together to design an individualized program.  Additionally this team works with a Mentor/Volunteer Coordinator, a Veterans Justice Outreach Social Worker and a Veterans Legal Support Network Advocate.
 
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