Restorative justice is an alternative to the traditional model of our law-and-order system that focuses on rehabilitation and reconciliation rather than punishment. The Dane County Community Restorative Court is a local initiative that uses a restorative justice model to resolve young adult misdemeanor law violations in South Madison. Since its founding in 2014, the CRC has […]
In the last installment of her month-long series on the topic of forgiveness, what forgiveness means to all different people, and “unforgive-mess,” Wednesday host Lilada Gee talks about restorative justice as a form of forgiveness. Her guests are District 23 Supervisor Shelia Stubbs, and Ron Johnson, Coordinator for the Dane County Community Restorative Courts. And, […]
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is running for re-election. He speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the allegations his opponent has been making against him, about restorative justice initiatives he’s been championing, and about his non-indictment decisions in over a dozen cases of officer-involved shootings.
The United States now has the largest incarcerated population in the world, with some 2.2 million Americans behind bars. We also boast the dubious honor of the highest global rate of incarceration: despite only having 5% of the world’s population, we have nearly 25% of the world’s total prisoners. In Wisconsin the racial disparities of […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Jonathan Scharrer, Director of the Restorative Justice Project, Frank J. Remington Center, UW-Madison Law School. Jonathan Scharrer will be a Panel member of: Restorative Justice, Accountability & Community: Engaging the Community in a Non-punitive Approach to Crime May 17, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Urban League 2222 S. […]
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval graciously joined the Monday Buzz to discuss with Brian Standing a slew of topics, from the recently announced restorative justice program to his perspectives on how the community and police should respond to issues like racial disparities in arrest rates and mental health crises.