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Truancy mediation: Helping youth to stay in school

Elton, Kathy M
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) VOMA Connections no. 8 (Winter): 6-8.

According to research studies, truancy is a major factor in youth being at risk of encounters with the juvenile justice system. Mediation, as an alternative dispute resolution process, can be adapted and applied as a truancy intervention program in schools. The authors describe such a program in Utah. Their description of this pilot program covers the mediation process, outcomes, and key principles learned.


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