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 Bayview Community Center, Kennedy Heights Community Center, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, and Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Our partners at 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.

Request for training

Thanks for your interest in deepening your knowledge in Restorative Justice , please send a brief description of your workshop and training needs via email to our curator and we’ll get back to you as soon as we are able to.

Community based programming 

  • Bayview Community Center
  • Kennedy Heights Community Center
  • Meadowood Neighborhood Center
  • Warner Park Community Recreation Center – Madison Parks

Community Partners

  • Briarpatch Youth Services