catch court support
CATCH Court is a specialized docket of Franklin County Municipal Court. It’s a two-year treatment-oriented non-adversarial program for individuals within the criminal justice system who are victims of human trafficking and suffer from severe, complex trauma and drug addiction. CATCH exists to break the cycle of abuse for victims of human trafficking, prostitution, and sexual exploitation by providing resources, accountability and connection to communities like Freedom a la Cart.
In partnership with CATCH Court, Freedom a la Cart provides participants with supportive services, weekly meals before court, items of need, monthly outings and personal mentorship. Women in the community serve as personal life mentors to CATCH participants in order to provide friendship, model healthy relationships and develop a viable network of support. Freedom mentors, staff and volunteers practice an unwavering commitment to survivors through deliberate and resilient outreach, impactful services, social activities and intentional connection.
This program was financially assisted by the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Additional thanks to Playset for their partial in-kind sponsorship of this project.
“CATCH helped me not want to die anymore. . . now I can breathe, there are times I feel like I’m suffocating, but at least I know I don’t want to die. I’ve broken free from continuous imprisonment.”