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In the News

Dr. James Greiner explains results in Dane County's multi-year justice study (WORT, 1/31/24)

Study: Dane County criminal justice reform effort, bail likely ineffective (WKOW, 1/25/24)

Does cash bail deter people from committing crime? Here's what a Dane County, Harvard study shows (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/26/24)

From Brooklyn to Madison, a criminal justice alternative gets its legs with a $600K boost (Channel 3000, 10/11/22)

Shortening the Gap (Advancing Pretrial Policy & Research, September 2022)

Dane County groups optimistic, cautious about community justice center (The Capital Times, 2/26/21)

County expands research effort around pretrial phase of criminal justice (Sun Prairie Star, 12/26/20)

Dane Co. Sheriff helps craft national road map to repair trust between law enforcement and communities (WMTV, 12/16/20)

Dane Co. asks for public comment on triage-restoration center (WMTV, 12/11/20)

Creating ‘a more fair and just system’: Dane County explores Community Justice Center (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/30/20)

Dane County town hall kicks off community justice center planning (The Capital Times, 10/28/2020)

Dane County Board passes major criminal justice reform package (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/16/20)

"Without Him, This Opportunity Wouldn't Be Possible": The Story of One Teen's Fight for a Second Chance — Community Restorative Court (Spectrum News, 9/17/2020)

Dane County to host virtual talk on triage centers, crisis care (The Capital Times, 9/1/20)

Dane County Board supervisors Analiese Eicher, Shelia Stubbs announce criminal justice reform 'action plan' (The Capital Times, 7/1/2020)

Dane County Jail adds special veterans' housing unit (Fox 47, 11/11/2019)

Research institute suggests changes in criminal court processing to reduce Dane County Jail population (The Capital Times, 8/24/2019)

Experts: Wisconsin criminal justice reform starts with looking at pretrial detention (The Capital Times, 6/4/2019)

Pretrial, bail reform subject of June 3 presentation (Sun Prairie Star, 6/1/2019)

County launches new mental health effort (Sun Prairie Star, 5/26/2019)

Building Bridges mental health program served more than 500 students, new Dane County efforts planned (The Capital Times, 5/24/2019)

Wisconsin attorneys grant legal aid to immigrants along the border and within the state (The Daily Cardinal, 4/28/2019)

Transports of people with mental health illnesses costing law enforcement (NBC15, 4/4/2019)

Dane County 911 adopts policy to help veterans in crisis (WKOW27, 3/28/2019)

Restorative Community Court finds success in Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie Star, 3/28/2019)

Algorithms Can Decide Pre-Trial Jail (Urban Milwaukee, 2/22/2019)

Police "desperate" for psychiatric hospital (Isthmus, 4/12/2018)

Dane County courts test data-driven tool used to set bail for defendants (Badger Herald, 3/6/2018)

Dane County takes steps forward to address issues within criminal justice system (Badger Herald, 2/13/2018)

Police beef up response to mental illness in Dane County (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/12/2018)

Dane County explores mental health crisis center to curb incarceration (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/11/2018)

Growing county plus smaller jail means alternatives to lockup for law-breakers (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/5/2018)

Dane County has all hands on deck to divert those with mental illnesses from jail.  What's next? (The Daily Cardinal, 2/1/2018)

Vera Institute: Dane County Receives Grant to Defend Immigrants in Danger of Deportation (The Capital Times, 9/19/2017)

Community Restorative Court seeks to promote, include community in program (Badger Herald, 3/10/2017)

Dane County receives $50,000 to support Community Restorative Court (The Capital Times, 2/4/2017)