The Neighborhood Conference Committee (NCC) of Williamson County consists of local citizens in the community providing services to students who are first-time truant offenders.
The student and their family are referred to NCC by the local school district. The family meets with a panel of volunteers to establish the root of the truancy problem. Together the student, family, and the NCC panel develop a positive action plan.
The action plan outlines the requirements that the student must successfully complete without having to go through a formal court hearing. The action plan requires the student to develop a graduation plan, a career plan, and to participate in appropriate activities such as community service, mentoring, and/or expressing an apology to a victim. The action plan may also include referrals for support services such as parent/child mediations and parent groups.
NCC also provides an avenue for expressing the community’s concern to the student to help the student generate a sense of responsibility and opportunities for personal growth and development.
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