Dane County TimeBank In The News

Talk Wisconsin Covid-19 Impact and Innovation

TV Wisconsin
TimeBank Executive Director, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, interviewed by Eric Rodgers on Talk Wisconsin talking about how Covid 19 has shifted timebanking. Lorrie and Eric also discussed the importance of timebanking through a racial and restorative justice lens and the impacts of racism that are exacerbated during times of crisis, which didn't make the video unfortunately. Shout out to...

Let's Rethink What Counts as Paid Work

The Wall Street Journal
As artificial intelligence and automation multiply, so do dystopian predictions that millions of employees will become redundant, their tasks performed more reliably and cheaply by a machine. But must the “robot apocalypse” be quite so apocalyptic? It may provide a once-in- a-generation opportunity to rewrite the basic contract of the labor market: Your paycheck...

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

The Cap Times
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 the Dane County TimeBank....

Restorative Justice And Youth Empowerment

WORTfm.org
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
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 will attract new users and groups to...

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

WKOW - 27
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 after Soglin attended a National League...

There is another option: ‘Circle Up’ shares power of restorative justice

The Badger Herald
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 were victims of violent murder...

Restorative filmmaking

The Isthmus
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 after their sons are murdered. One...

Restorative justice advocates tell ERO committee to remove police from schools

The Capital Times
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 recommendations about the use of police in...

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

WISC
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 providing second chances. This week, YWCA...

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