Drug Court Leader at Carbondale, IL
CARBONDALE -- A national leader in establishing specialized drug and mental health courts as alternatives to traditional criminal courts visited the Southern Illinois University School of Law this week.
Judge Brent J. Moss, who presides over the Seventh Judicial District of Idaho, presented a lecture, “Problem Solving Courts?” at 5 p.m., Monday, March 30.
Moss will soon retire from the bench after 24 years. He is considered a “significant player” in the creation of drug and mental health courts that focus on addressing those behaviors outside the normal court setting, said Marshall A. Kapp, the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, and co-director of the law school’s Center for Health Law and Policy.
“It’s the idea of using courts not to just punish people but as a therapeutic institution to help people get better; the courts have a role in helping people get better,” Kapp said.