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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Tuesday August 7th, 2018 :: 02:43 p.m. CDT

Community

Community Restorative Court Peacemaker Training

Community Restorative Court is a pre-charge diversion program working hard to provide an alternative, restorative-based approach to expedite certain municipal and misdemeanor cases in Dane County. This approach holds respondents (offenders) responsible by meeting with their victim in a “circle.” Victims are given an opportunity to be involved with the restorative justice process and voice their emotions, requests and concerns. Voluntary citizens, Peacemakers, also participate in the restorative justice circle process. Peacemakers represent our community and are a critical part of repairing the harm. The circle supports respondents and victims and creates a Repair Harm Agreement with the respondent which may include community service, restitution, counseling and a variety of services to assist the needs of respondents and victims. Respondents are not formally charged and do not receive a CCAP entry if they successfully complete the agreement. Studies have shown that a restorative justice approach can resolve cases more quickly, reduce recidivism and generate more satisfaction and feelings of fairness on the part of victims, respondents and, most importantly, the community at large.

Community involvement is essential. Peacemakers participate in 4 trainings over a 2-week span, each being 4 hours in length, for a total of 16 hours. We are able to train up to 30 Peacemakers at a time. Peacemakers learn about the Restorative Justice process and how they can contribute to their community and the young people we serve. This is also an opportunity to support the victims of crime to help repair the harm. We currently are operating (via a Memorandum of Understanding) in the City of Madison, the Town of Madison, the University of Wisconsin, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, Oregon, Middleton. The program goal is to operate county-wide.

Contact Stephanie Marino with questions and to sign up for the training: Marino@countyofdane.com OR (608)-442-4031.

September 2018 Training:

Dinner and refreshments provided.

DATES:
Tuesday, September 18th
Thursday, September 20th
Tuesday, September 25th
Thursday, September 27th

TIMES:
5pm -9pm each evening

LOCATION:
Centro Hispano
810 W. Badger Road, Madison, WI

Address/Location
Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 East Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

Stephanie Marino
Community Restorative Court
marino@countyofdane.com
608-442-4031

810 W Badger Rd
Madison, WI 53713

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