Paul M. Herbert
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Paul Herbert is a leader in Ohio and changing the conversation nationwide about sex trafficking. Judge Herbert founded and presides over CATCH court for the past five years. CATCH is an acronym for "Changing Actions To Change Habits." The focus of CATCH court is to require treatment for the substance abuse that often underlies prostitution as well as opportunities for job preparedness. The program has been a resounding success on all accounts, from lowering recidivism, costs to the county, and helping these women, often victims of crime themselves, escape a dangerous and predatory lifestyle.