Government and Public Affairs Director
Judge Brian Privett is Government and Public Affairs Director for Isaiah House, Inc., a full service substance abuse and behavioral health treatment company. Isaiah House has eight in-patient facilities in Central Kentucky, and offers a full range of inpatient, out-patient, and transitional living services, while also employing people in recovery through affiliated businesses.
Until January 31, 2022, Judge Privett served as Circuit Judge for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky of Bourbon, Scott, and Woodford Counties. A longtime advocate for recovery and helping people with substance use disorder in the criminal justice setting, Judge Privett has joined Isaiah House in order to focus solely on his passion for helping others. During his time as Judge, he served on the leadership team of the Kentucky Chief Justice's RESTORE Initiative, was one of two Kentucky judges on the 8 state Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative ( RJOI), ran an innovate, jail-free, drug court that was awarded a SAMHSA grant in 2019, and implemented the first Recovery Oriented Court System in the state (KyROCS).
Judge Privett has also been involved in the recovery community in Central and Eastern Kentucky, provided assistance to nonprofit boards, and has been a frequent speaker at recovery events.
A native of Corbin, Judge Privett lives in Paris, Kentuckyu with his two daughters. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville School of Law. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Privett was in private practice in Paris and Cynthiana, Kentucky and was a prosecutor in Bourbon, Scott, and Harrison Counties in Kentucky.
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Incorporating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Leadership Development as Effective Models of Treatment
Friday, September 8, 2023
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM ET