DCTB In The News

More Madison students referred to Youth Court than received citations in 2018-19 school year, report shows


The Cap Times - Jul. 18, 2019
By Negassi Tesfamichael     Madison School Resource Officer Justin Creech speaks during an interview at Madison West High School in April. BEN BREWER     For the first time in the last four school years, more students in the Madison School District were referred to Youth Court in 2018-19 than those who received a municipal citation, according to...

Restorative Justice And Youth Empowerment


WORTfm.org - May. 15, 2019
BY A PUBLIC AFFAIR For today’s show, Ali hosts a vital conversation about the work of restorative justice and youth empowerment. Our guests are Aaron Blake, youth court coordinator, and Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, executive director at Dane County TimeBank, and Eugenia Highland, restorative justice director at YWCA Madison.

Community centered - The Social Justice Center creates coworking space on Willy Street


Isthmus - Jan. 7, 2019
Stephanie Rearick: “Our goal is to reopen the building to the public so it can become more of a source of life in the neighborhood.” The Social Justice Center is getting a major makeover. What was once a worn-out and cramped storefront at 1202 Williamson St. is being remodeled into expanded offices and a “mutual aid workspace” that organizers hope...

MPD: Arrest numbers have dropped by 5,000 since 2011


WKOW - 27 - Aug. 8, 2018
MADISON (WKOW) — The city of Madison is making changes to its criminal justice system to keep young adults out of jail and reduce the number of arrests police make. During a new conference Wednesday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Police Chief Mike Koval announced a significant drop in arrests over the last several years. The announcement comes...

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 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 Boston mothers...

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...

WISC Editorial Agenda 2017: Intervention, prevention; supporting restorative justice


WISC - Nov. 30, 2017
MADISON, Wis. - One of the most important components of Dane County’s criminal justice reform efforts is an expanded commitment to restorative justice. Keeping people, especially young people, out of the court system and its database through responsibility, harm repair and victim healing alternatives, is key to reducing prison populations and...

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...

Time banks offer chance to swap most valuable commodity


centralmaine.com - Sep. 4, 2017

Punished By Peers


nbc15.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...

Expanded restorative justice programs offer young offenders an escape from life behind bars


The Badger Herald - Jan. 17, 2017
  Alternatives to traditional sentencing aim to reduce recidivism, racial inequities in justice system 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...

Youth Court on YouTube


YouTube - Sep. 4, 2016