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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 03:18 p.m. CDT


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. 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. Once trained, Peacemakers participate in Circles that last 60-90 minutes. The Circle schedule is flexible and depends on your availability.

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

November 2018 Training:
Dinner and refreshments provided.

Tuesday, November 6th
Thursday, November 8th
Tuesday, November 13th
Thursday, November 15th

5pm - 8:30pm each evening

Centro Hispano
810 W. Badger Road, Madison, WI

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

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

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