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Past Violence Prevention & Intervention Speaker Series

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A Conversation on Restorative Justice

  • Originally recorded on June 29, 2023
  • In this session, staff from Briarpatch and Dane County Restorative Courts covered what is Restorative Justice, goals of Restorative Justice in their work, principles and practices of Restorative Justice and how it relates to their programs, and the data on the importance of Restorative Justice and why it works for our communities and criminal justice systems. 
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YWCA Restorative Justice 

  • Originally recorded May 31, 2023
  • In this session, staff from YWCA spoke on the Restorative Justice process as a liberatory process that could promote peace and violence prevention and restoration for our communities.
  • Speakers: 
    • Eugenia Highland, Program Director
    • Bill Baldon, Schools Manager
    • Mya Williams, Community Centers Coordinator
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RCC Game Changers 

  • Originally recorded May 17, 2023
  • This session featured a team of high school students from across Dane County who are committed to engaging in activism and advocacy, while educating themselves and our community on rape culture and other intersecting oppressions that affect survivors of sexual violence. 
  • Speakers: Heather Chun, RCC GameChangers Coordinator and RCC GameChanger student facilitators
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Madison East Peer Share Mental Health Club

  • Originally recorded April 27, 2023
  • This session was an overview of the Peer Share Mental Health Program at Madison East High School. It explained how workshops prepare students to act as wellness ambassadors for their school. 
  • Speakers: 
    • Elizabeth Wanyi Lu, Founder of Peer Share Mental Health Program and UW-Madison student
    • Siena Laws, Founder of Peer Share Mental Health Program and UW-Madison student
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Madison Metro: Safety, Security, and Preparedness Planning

  • Originally recorded January 18, 2023
  • This session taught participants when and how riders can report bus-related issues and feedback, Metro’s current safety protocols, processes and policies, security efforts and community partnerships.
  • Speakers: 
    • Justin Maki, Safety Coordinator
    • Jessy Stammer, Marketing and Customer Service Manager
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Rape Crisis Center Prevention & Client Services

  • Originally recorded November 16, 2022
  • This session taught participants about Rape Crisis Center’s outreach and education programs with an emphasis on violence prevention efforts, including school-based youth programming and Safer Bar training; about RCC’s services and the advocacy they provide for those harmed by sexual violence.
  • Speakers: Dana M. Pellebon, Rape Crisis Center
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence "101"

  • Originally recorded October 28, 2022
  • This session taught participants at all levels the prevalence of domestic and intimate partner violence, how to recognize signs of intimate partner violence, how to support friends and loved ones experiencing this type of violence, and the variety of services Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) has to offer in the community.
  • Speaker: Zoë Heitzinger, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
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The Importance of Youth Engagement and Connection in Violence Prevention Efforts

  • Originally recorded October 19, 2022
  • This presentation highlighted evidence supporting the protective factors of youth connection and engagement with positive adults, school, and community.
  • Speakers:
    • Nanceny Fanny, Youth and Community Wellness Coordinator, Bayview Foundation
    • Tauri Robinson, Director at MSCR Meadowood Neighborhood Center
    • Megan Woodward, MSCR After School & Enrichment Director at Dr. Virginia Henderson Elementary School
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Back to School Safety

  • Originally recorded August 31, 2023
  • This presentation covered school safety plans in MMSD ahead of back to school.
  • Speakers:
    • Gina Aguglia, Director of Cross Systems & Critical Response
    • Sedric Morris, Director of Safety & Security
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Staying Safe Online: Youth Internet & Social Media Safety

  • Originally recorded August 17, 2022
  • This presentation covered current trends on
    • Internet safety
    • Rising issues
    • How to help protect your kids online.
  • Speaker: Kagan McCarty, Wisconsin Department of Justice
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Be SMART: A Gun Violence Prevention Webinar

  • Originally recorded July 12, 2022
  • This presentation covered gun safety, including how to securely store guns and how to model responsible behavior.
  • Speaker: Katie Smart, Be SMART

Past Violence Prevention Community Events

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CARES Program Virtual Public Meeting

  • At this event, the City of Madison gathered feedback on the CARES program and presented the end of year report.
  • Watch the meeting recording

Neighbors for Community Safety

A safety and violence prevention event This event included:

  • A guided panel discussion about gun and community safety issues
  • Resource tables including:
    • Narcan® training
    • Gun locks
    • Suicide prevention
    • And more
  • Information on intervention and prevention strategies
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A Rally to Call for Peace on Our Streets 

This event included a rally with:

  • Speakers
  • A proclamation around gun violence awareness
  • Community partners sharing information and resources

Past Madison Dane County Violence Prevention Coalition Meetings

Past Community Safety Intervention Team Reports

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