Arkansas Youth Mediation Program
A project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H Bowen School of Law. Trained mediators travel throughout the state to work with cases that directly affect youth, including truancy cases.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has a program called "Abolish Chronic Truancy" (ACT) which seeks to intervene the early stages of truancy in elementary and middle school students.
Truancy Intervention: National Models and Connecticut Initiatives
This report, compiled in December 2011 by the Center for Children's Advocacy, outlines the national programs that Connecticut is looking to in order to improve their own truancy mediation program.
A New Haven community mediation center, Community Mediation, Inc., provides truancy mediation services. See Carol Davis, "Conflict Resolution Available to Families with Out-of-Control Teens," mediate.com, American News Service (1999)
The Cobb County School District has a very close relationship with the Cobb County Juvenile Court and many cases go through the court's mediation program.
Tippecanoe County has a truancy mediation program that serves 34 public schools in 3 school districts. Once a student/family is placed in the program, their attendance is monitored for a minimum of six months.
The Kentucky Court of Justice has a Truancy Diversion program that includes a mediation component.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law created an Attendance Mediation Program in 2007 to address poor attendance in Baltimore city schools. The program targets elementary and middle school students and the mediations are free.
Stearns County Truancy Mediation
Stearns County has a Truancy Mediation Program for students over age 12.
The Center for Dispute Resolution’s Youth Corrections mediation program curriculum includes a mediation component. The program, like many youth and peer mediation programs, was established in part to combat truancy. See Donni Le Boeuf and Robin V. Delany-Shabazz, "Conflict Resolution, Delinquency and Violence".
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, located in Brooklyn, operates as a demonstration project of the Center for Court Innovation, an arm of the New York State Unified Court System. The Center’s volunteer mediators provide mediation in truancy cases, among many others.
Truancy Mediation- Oregon Judicial Department
The Washington County Circuit Court has mediators for truancy cases.
The Community Mediation Center, of Columbia, provides truancy mediation services to citizens in its region.
Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Harris County has a truancy mediation program.
The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded the Austin School District a grant of $10,000 to help fund a Truancy Mediation Project. See the press release from October 30, 2003 for a description of the program and grant.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (North Carolina) received a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program to fund a variety of projects, including truancy mediation
The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2001 awarded grants to fund the following local truancy mediation programs.The Halifax County J&DR district court is providing early intervention mediation services for habitual truants and runaway juveniles through Donald Hochstein, a local mediator.
Truancy mediation is available in the J&DR district courts of Amherst, Bedford, and Appomattox counties and the City of Lynchburg through a grant to Peaceful Alternatives Community Mediation Services in Monroe.
The Juvenile Accountability and Reparation Program, started by Nancy Siford, Inc., of Ashland, provides mediation services in truancy and other juvenile matters in the J&DR district courts for the counties of Buckingham , Cumberland, Prince Edward, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland.The Williamsburg/James City County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, Ninth Judicial District Court Service Unit, Center for Conflict & Conciliation, Williamsburg/James City County Schools, James City County Division of Social Services, and Williamsburg Division of Social Services, along with the Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board, obtained a grant from the Department of Dispute Resolution Services of the Supreme Court of Virginia to start a truancy mediation program. The $4000 grant will allow them to mediate 20 cases at three pilot sites. The program, "Let's Talk: A Truancy Mediation Program," will provide mediation services to families in elementary, middle, and high schools, track mediation outcomes, and facilitate communication among mediators, courts, and school personnel. For more information, please contact Rick Richardson, Program Coordinator, Student Services, WJCC Public Schools, 3925 Midlands Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Phone 757-253-0004, or Amanda E. Hayes, Criminal Justice Planner, Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board, 4093 Ironbound Road, Suite B, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Phone 757-564-2311, Fax 757-229-8963.
Wisconsin Community Services' Mediation and Restorative Justice Center has "Agree to Succeed," a truancy mediation program for families and school officials.