BLAIR – Some of Nebraska’s Supreme Court Justices were at the Washington County Courthouse Monday afternoon to observe the Drug Court Program in Judge Samson’s court room. Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice Bill Cassel, Justice Jeff Funke, Justice Jonathan Papik and Justice Stephanie Stacy observed some of the proceedings and updates from participants in the Washington County Drug Court program.
Drug Court is a rigorous and lengthy diversion program for non-violent felony offenders whos crimes are based on substance abuse, according to Washington County Attorney Scott Vander Schaff. Those Felony charges are dismissed if the participant successfully completes the program. Vander Schaaf says the program is a means of changing people’s lives for the better.