What does the new Restorative Justice Initiative mean for low-level youth offenders? Today host Carousel Bayrd talks with YWCA’s Ali Treviño-Murphy and Timebank‘s Stephanie Rearick and Lorrie Hurckes to discuss the new initiative that allows youths who receive a Municipal Violation from the City of Madison to go through a restorative justice program instead of court.
Ali Treviño-Murphy is a social worker specializing in children, youth and families, particularly in educational settings at YWCA Madison in their Restorative Justice program. She is a founding member for Villari’s Martial Arts Cooperative and currently is the Outreach Director. She is also the founder of SAFE Women and Girls.
Stephanie Rearick is the founder and Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank. She is also has been co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse since 1995. Rearick served on the Timebanks USA Board of Directors from January 2007 to August 2011, serving as Co-Chair from March 2010 to March 2011.
Lori Hurckes is the Youth Court Coordinator & Co-Director of TimeBank. Hurckes has been working in social services for the past 17 years, and has a particular interest in advocating for human rights and equality. She presently serves on Dane County’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Advisory and Implementation Committee and is a TimeBank USA Ambassador Core member.