The Neighborhood Conference Committee (NCC) a collaborative truancy-diversion program designed to divert youth from the juvenile justice system with the goal of improving student success. NCC volunteers work with youth to create their own individualized “Positive Action Plan”, designed to address the multiple issues that lead to truancy. A Case Manger will then be assigned to meet with the student once a week for 6 weeks to monitor grades, attendance, and make referrals to school or community based resources.
NCC is a proactive strengths-based approach that has proven to be effective in diverting youth from the juvenile justice system. During the 2011-2012 school years, 90% of the youth served in NCC were diverted from the JP and Juvenile Justice courts.
The NCC collaborating partners across Williamson County currently include the Justice of the Peace Courts in Precincts 1, 2 and 3, Williamson County Juvenile Services, Community Volunteers, Round Rock ISD, Georgetown ISD, Taylor ISD, Florence ISD, Jarrell ISD, Hutto ISD, Granger ISD, Bartlett ISD, LifeSteps, United Way of Williamson County, Blue Bonnet Trails Community Services/Taylor, and the City of Round Rock.
NCC is seeking volunteers to work with youth and their families as they help youth to create a “Positive Action Plan” that will map out the changes that the students need to make in order to get back on track academically and personally. Our volunteers include retired educators and police officers, parents, lawyers, State Farm employees, teachers, business owners and grandparents. Please join us as we endeavor to give hope to the hopeless, empower parents with parent education opportunities and encourage youth to develop a sense of purpose that will empower them to reach their full potential.
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