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Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts

All Nebraska Drug and other Problem-Solving courts are governed by the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts under the direction of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Members include representatives of courts, probation, law enforcement and the legal community along with judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Committee Charge: "The Problem-Solving Courts Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Nebraska Supreme Court regarding the standards, direction, development, and evaluation of problem-solving courts in Nebraska".

For a current listing of members of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, click the link below.

Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts

Problem-Solving Courts Authorization, Rules and Legislation

Authorization and Rules


National Drug and Problem-Solving Courts Resources

Statewide Coordinator

Scott Carlson:

Executive Building,
521 S. 14th St., Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-4415
FAX: (402) 471-3071

Scott Carlson

Scott Carlson, Statewide Coordinator

Biographical Information

Scott A. Carlson is the Statewide Coordinator for Problem-Solving Courts for the Nebraska Supreme Court Administrative Offices. He began working in this position in July 2005 and is responsible for organizing and supporting the 23 existing statewide problem-solving courts and assisting in the establishment of problem-solving courts services throughout Nebraska. The Nebraska Supreme Court created the position of Statewide Coordinator of Problem-Solving Courts to organize the effort to establish problem-solving courts throughout the State of Nebraska, thereby offering similar services to all judicial districts. Through the direction of the Supreme Court the Coordinator is responsible for implementing the Court's vision for these highly successful programs.

Prior to his current position, he acted as Coordinator for the Lancaster County Juvenile Drug Courts with responsibility for the daily operation of the Juvenile Drug Courts, including participant supervision, budgeting, data collection, public relations, meeting facilitation for drug courts team members, and grants management. In addition he spent 6 years in various positions at the Clarinda Academy, a school for adjudicated youth in Clarinda, Iowa.

Raised in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scott graduated from Bellevue West High School in 1988 and went on to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Omaha in December of 1992 and now happily resides in Lincoln with his wife, and two children.