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Court Liaison Resource Page
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Looking at Wisconsin's High Black Male Incarceration Rate
WCS' Torre Johnson was a guest panelist at a recent forum hosted by WUWM and MPTVListen/Watch/Read More!
Mediation and Restorative Justice Center
The Mediation and Restorative Justice Center promotes and provides mediation and other effective processes of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Virtually all types of mediations are done:
- small/large claims
- landlord/tenant cases, and
- large and small group facilitations
The Center also conducts community and professional workshops in mediation and conflict resolution as well as training in peer mediation. Speakers are available for conferences and meetings. The Mediation and Restorative Justice Center also operates programs for at-risk youths.
Agree to Succeed-Truancy Mediation
Agree to Succeed is an early intervention truancy program involving a mediation with families and school officials. An Action Plan is developed between all parties with the goal of resolving attendance issues to prevent habitual truancy of youth in the program. Referrals to the program come from schools, and municipal and juvenile court officials.
Kick Conflict is a partnership between the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center and the Medina Center, a multicultural gym. This is a youth development program that creates a safe place for physical activity and training centered on kickboxing and conflict resolution skills for youths who have engaged in or are at-risk to engage in verbal or physical disputes.
Teen Court is a partnership between the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center and the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services. The program offers eligible youth an opportunity to receive a meaningful sentence from a jury of their peers. Teens who successfully complete the program will have their charge dismissed from their record.
Victim Offender Conferencing - Youth and Adults
This is a dialogue between a crime victim and offender, conducted by a trained facilitator, that allows victims to express the impact of the crime and offenders to take direct responsibility for their actions. The process often results in a sense of closure, healing, and an agreement for restitution.
Youth Accountability Panel
The Youth Accountability Panel is an impact panel where juvenile offenders hear from community victims of crime. Juveniles attend this program when victims choose not to conference with juvenile offenders or the offenders are not appropriate to engage in dialogue with victims.