Dane County TimeBank In The News

Dane County TimeBank to host events in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie Star
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 services such as giving rides, pet...

Time banks offer chance to swap most valuable commodity

Punished By Peers

TimeBank Growing in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie Star
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 can join. People may...

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

The Badger Herald
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 Program and the...

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

The Badger Herald
  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 repeat offenses while...

Youth Court on YouTube

Social work graduate: ‘My greatest goal … is to make people see each other as human beings’

University of Wisconsin News
A 16-year-old boy is shown into the room. There are four tables set up in a rectangle; seven people sit around the ‘“U,” facing him. He approaches them unenthusiastically and sits down. “We’re not that scary,” Shannon Davis assures him. “We’re just going to talk.” While this is certainly not a threatening environment – it is a clean, beautiful church lobby, and...

Madison Tries "Homeless Court"

Wisconsin State Journal
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!

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