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Veterans Court in Lincoln Set To Hold First Graduation

 The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its inaugural graduation ceremony and celebration on Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at the University of Nebraska College of Law Auditorium in McCollum Hall, 1875 N. 42nd St. in Lincoln. 

  For graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of treatment, close supervision, frequent testing, and full accountability. 

  Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge John A. Colborn will host the ceremony. Guest speakers include Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer, Major General Daryl L. Bohac, Dr. Todd Fleischer and Veterans Advocate and Vietnam Veteran Jim Cada. 

  The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary 18- to 24-month program. The mission of the court is to honor the service of veterans involved in the justice system by providing a rehabilitative program, which combines intensive judicial supervision and treatment services to address service-related injuries, thereby enhancing public safety by returning law-abiding and productive citizens to the community. 

  The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court operates under a team approach. The team includes a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, community supervision officer, problem solving court coordinator, law enforcement officer, veteran’s judicial outreach, VA treatment providers, mentor coordinator and advocates.


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