DCTB In The News

Restorative filmmaking
The Isthmus - Mar. 8, 2018


Restorative filmmaking "Circle Up" shows the power of restorative justice programs BY HOLLY HENSCHEN  MARCH 8, 2018 Expand Janet Connors (left) meets at her son’s grave with one of the men responsible for his murder. Circle Up, a documentary from director and producer Julie Mallozzi, follows the converging paths of two middle-aged...
There is another option: ‘Circle Up’ shares power of restorative justice
The Badger Herald - Mar. 8, 2018


The Dane County TimeBank will share its far-reaching relevance in an upcoming screening of “Circle Up,” which details how restorative justice establishes forgiveness, accountability and growth. An award-winning documentary directed by Julie Mallozzi, “Circle Up” follows a group of mothers as they engage in restorative justice for their sons who...
Restorative justice advocates tell ERO committee to remove police from schools
The Capital Times - Jan. 19, 2018


By Amber C. Walker​ Restorative justice practitioners had a clear message for the Madison School Board's committee on police in schools: It is time for the police to go.  The Madison School Board's ad-hoc committee on educational resource officers is three-quarters of the way through its 15-month process to review, evaluate and make...
Dane County TimeBank to host events in Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie Star - Sep. 14, 2017


The Dane County TimeBank is growing in the Sun Prairie area, and invites the community to learn more. The TimeBank is a mutual exchange system that anyone can join. It provides a network for members to find and connect with each other to see what things people have to offer and to set up exchanges.  Thorugh the TimeBank, people might offer...
Punished By Peers
nbc15.com - Sep. 4, 2017

Time banks offer chance to swap most valuable commodity
centralmaine.com - Sep. 4, 2017

TimeBank Growing in Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie Star - May. 4, 2017


For people with the willingness, skills and talents to help others, it can be hard to connect with people who have need for those services. The Dane County TimeBank provides a solution. A local nonprofit since 2005, TimeBank provides a way for a network of more than 2,000 members to connect with each other and offer or exchange services. Anyone...
Expanded restorative justice programs offer young offenders an escape from life behind bars
The Badger Herald - Jan. 17, 2017


For most young people, the changes associated with coming of age can seem daunting, and when combined with the instability that comes with an arrest, it can become unmanageable. Restorative justice systems help youth stay away from a path of repeat offenses while introducing positive influences. Restorative justice programs like the TimeBank’s...
Youth Court on YouTube
YouTube - Sep. 4, 2016

Madison Tries "Homeless Court"
Wisconsin State Journal - Feb. 7, 2016


Municipal Court Judge Dan Koval and nonprofits Dane County TimeBank, YWCA Madison and Operation Welcome Home and other partners are helping homeless folks reduce their court fines or have them dismissed through a pilot “homeless court,” if they stay out of trouble and get help improving their lives.
The Creative Destruction of the US Prison Industrial Complex: We Can Do It!
Institute for Leadership and Sustainability - Jan. 4, 2016

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rock stars
Isthmus - Nov. 25, 2015


Efforts are underway to help local musicians survive in a tough market by Laura Jones
Rethinking youth justice in the Madison Police Department
Channel 3000 - Oct. 17, 2015


The Madison Police Department launched a citywide restorative justice program to help get Madison youth on the right track. A collaborative effort between MPD, YWCA Madison and Dane County TimeBank, this program will give youth between the ages of 12 and 16 a chance to resolve citations outside the courtroom for non-traffic violations like...
Dane County, Madison launch restorative justice program for youth
Cap Times - Sep. 1, 2015

Local officials announce program to reduce disparities in criminal justice system
Badger Herald - Sep. 1, 2015