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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...

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...

Punished By Peers

Time banks offer chance to swap most valuable commodity

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...

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