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A Day in Court

Why drug courts give a second chance to people struggling with addiction

Thursday, October 11, 2018

by Athens Post

Applause broke out in the courtroom after one man announced he found a job. Another woman rolled a dice to see how many days of jail she would receive after missing a drug screening. Parole officers and treatment providers alike gave input on their clients’ progress in combating addiction.

It might not be a normal day for the judicial system, but for Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses, it’s exactly what he wants out of his drug court – a specialized court docket that helps people recover from addiction.

“We're here to help people,” Moses said after his drug court met on Sept. 27. “We really try to treat people like human beings.”