Human Trafficking

Interviews

'Victims, Not Perpetrators': Ohio's Changing Actions To Change Habits Court

'Victims, Not Perpetrators': Ohio's Changing Actions To Change Habits Court

Judge Paul M. Herbert of the Changing Actions To Change Habits Court in Ohio's Franklin County Municipal Court explains how a problem-solving approach to prostitution treats offenders as victims, giving them the support and links to social services they need to escape a cycle of exploitation and abuse. 

Interviews

Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Queens County (NY) Judge Fernando Camacho discusses why he created a prostitution diversion court that helps victims leave a life of prostitution by linking them to counseling and social services instead of sentencing them to jail time.

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Richard M. Weinberg, Judge, Midtown Community Court, New York

Richard M. Weinberg, Judge, Midtown Community Court, New York

Richard M. Weinberg  served as the presiding judge of the Midtown Community Court from 2006 to 2012. He was the fourth judge to preside over the court since its founding in 1993, when it was the first community court in the country. The court itself has garnered numerous accolades, including, most recently in 2007, the Golden Scroll Award from the Broadway Association, which has represented businesses in Times Square since 1911, in recognition of its enduring contributions to the neighborhood in the form of safer streets and improved quality of life. Judge Weinberg sat down to speak about his work at the court.

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