Restorative Justice Summit

The Restorative Justice Summit is a statewide educational forum that brings together young people and youth-serving professionals to collaborate in advancing equitable, evidence-based restorative justice and peacemaking practices that aim to transform youth services, programs and communities in Wisconsin.


Registration is now live for the 2024 Restorative Justice Summit! You can register today by filling out the registration form here: Please register no later than June 10, 2024. Registration is limited to the first 100 young people and their adult advisors.

Youth must attend with their parent/guardian, or with an organization that registers and agrees to maintain custodial care of the youth. Adults that maintain custodial care should complete the registration for youth. 

Send checks for registration fees ($25/person) made payable to UW-Madison Extension and mailed to:
Extension PYD Attn: WRJS
432 N Lake St, Room 105
Madison, WI 53706

Theme – Empowering Voices: Innovative and Inclusive Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Summit is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Community Youth Development Program and the Wisconsin Teen Court Association. Past summits have been made possible in part with a grant from the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

July 27, 2023
Memorial Union, UW-Madison Campus 10am-3pm

Restorative justice is based on the idea that we are interconnected and woven together in humanity.   Crime, wrongdoing, and unjust systems break down those relationships and lead to a ripple effect that breaks down communities.  Restorative Justice prioritizes repairing harm and recognizes that maintaining positive relationships with others is a core human need. In weaving, the same is true—the structure forms the support for all the interconnected pieces and if one if broken or flawed it can cause the whole piece to fall apart.  Justice also ripples outward and leads to wellbeing and wholeness in our communities.  As we create artwork through weaving, we are reminded that by securing each individual piece we make a beautiful tapestry where each individual piece is as important as the next.

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Click here for the recorded sessions from 2020 and 2021. Please complete form for access.

View our 2020 and 2021 Wisconsin Restorative Justice Summit Evaluation Summaries.

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2024 Planning Committee

The Restorative Justice Summit is made possible in part by grants from the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Community Youth Development program funds.
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