Volunteer Opportunities with the Youth Court and the Jail!!!

First: Youth Court Facilitation Fall Training Series, 10/8 and 10/15

The TimeBank  Youth Court Team would like to invite you to an upcoming training series for adults who are interested in helping out at the TimeBank Youth Court sessions.  We want to be sure everyone is feeling confident about their role at the session and would like to provide the opportunity for people to gain new skills in facilitating the sessions.  We are currently running youth court sessions in all four Madison High Schools and Verona High School, as well as at two new community sites – Fountain of Life Church on West Badger Rd, and James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church on East Johnson St.  With the recent expansion, we are in need of more adults who are interested in working with youth helping at the sessions.

We’ve got two trainings on the books for people who want to help at the youth court sessions.  The first one is on Saturday, October 8th from 10-12 at the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St – conference room).  In this training we will do a hands on mock youth court session where we will train people who are interested in being advocate judges, greeters, and notetakers on the logistics of how to run a session.  We will focus on the details and roles of adults in helping to ensure a successful session.  We will talk about what preparations should look like, questioning, and different agreement options.

The second training is on Saturday, October 15th from 10-12, also at the Social Justice Center.  In this training we will focus on different facilitation tips and techniques that can be used to address different situations that may arise during a session.  Things like how to set the tone, how to redirect in a positive way, how to ensure a safe space for everyone, and how to keep everyone on track and focused.  Both trainings will address when and how it is appropriate for adults to step in and redirect, guide, and give input.  The goal of this training series is to help give adults an understanding of our philosophy, the tools to facilitate a session with confidence, and improve everyone’s understanding of what we can do through youth court.

Please rsvp to lorrie@danecountytimebank.org to reserve your spot.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 10:001202 Williamson St, Conference roomMadison53703


The Adult Restorative Justice Program is going to be expanding County-wide and will need more Peacemakers to support the program—–upcoming training:

Peacemakers are integral participants of the restorative justice process who attend “circles” and assist the respondent in making amends to the victim. Trainings will be scheduled on 10/24, 10/27, 11/01 (changed from 10/31), and 11/03 (this one may be optional) from 5-9pm, totaling about 12-16 hours- a meal will be served during the evening. The training will be conducted by Jonathan Scharrer, a professor at UW law school, and food will be provided!

If you are interested in participating contact Frances Leonard —fmleonard@wisc.edu or Ron Johnson (Coordinator for the Program) at the Restorative Justice office– 608-630-1214 Johnson-hs.Ronald@countyofdane.com


Training for Tutoring in the Jail coordinated by the Madison Area Jail Ministry

Sign Up for Fall Training Three half-day sessions in October. Dates: October 8th, 15th and 29th. Times: 8:30 am -12:30 pm Location: Grace Episcopal Church 116 W. Washington Ave. Madison

Visit DaneJailTutors.org and complete the online form Or contact us atDaneJailTutors@gmail.com(608) 571-7323

The Jail Tutoring Project is supported by the Madison Area Jail Ministry, a non-profit organization that serves people in the Dane County Jail, their families and communities.

The Jail Tutoring Project is not a program of Dane County.

DaneJailTutors@gmail.com (608) 571-7323

Become a Tutor at the Dane County Jail Vision

We hold that literacy is a fundamental human right, essential to the ability to improve one’s quality of life.

We work towards a vision of basic reading, writing, math, and cultural competency skills for any person who finds him or herself incarcerated in the Dane County Jail. We believe in the life-serving value of selfexpression and effective communication; we seek to build literacy skills alongside a sense of pride, competence, hope, self-worth, and joy.

DaneJailTutors@gmail.com (608) 571-7323

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