Dane County TimeBank In The News

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!

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rock stars

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
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 property damage, theft or disorderly...

Dane County, Madison launch restorative justice program for youth

Local officials announce program to reduce disparities in criminal justice system

The Creative Destruction of the US Prison Industrial Complex: We Can Do It!

TimeBank creates space for service

Time Banks: A Tool for Restorative Justice and Community Strength

Huffington Post
By Stephanie Rearick writing in Bev Bell's blog