DCTB In The News

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...

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

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


University of Wisconsin News - May. 9, 2016

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...

Madison Tries "Homeless Court"


Wisconsin State Journal - Feb. 7, 2016

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.