Community-Based Programming

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YWCA Madison’s Restorative Justice Department is part of the Dane County Restorative Justice Collaborative.

After receiving the Brighter Futures Initiative grant, this group launched a city-wide restorative justice initiative.

Every 12-16 year old issued a municipal ticket by the Madison Police is eligible to participate in restorative justice programming as an alternative to municipal court. Youth who successfully complete the restorative justice program will not have to appear in court and will have no criminal record of ticket or arrest. YWCA Madison Restorative Justice Department provides intake for eligible youth. We also provide programming at Centro Hispano, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, and Warner Park Recreation Center. Our partners at the Dane County Timebank and Briarpatch Youth Services provide additional community-based programming through this initiative.

Interested in volunteering in our community programs? Contact Eugenia Highland, Restorative Justice Manager, about upcoming volunteer info-sessions and training.

Interested in bringing restorative justice programming to your school? Contact Eugenia Highland, Restorative Justice Director, for more information.