Neighborhood Conference Committee

Related: Travis County Juvenile Probation Department

Teresa Yrizarry, Program Manager

(512) 854-4580
(512) 854-7838 (fax)

In collaboration with Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service, The Neighborhood Conference Committee (NCC) program provides community-based intervention for juvenile offenders as an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. The NCC program handles Class A and Class B misdemeanor cases not involving weapons/serious assault, committed by juveniles between the ages of 10-16 years of age and who have no prior adjudicated offenses.

The committee, comprised of resident volunteers, meets with the youth and parents to establish a contract that is mutually agreed upon and is signed by the youth, parent committee members and the case manager. The contract outlines the requirements for the juvenile that must be completed in order for the case against the youth to be closed. The contract consists of activities designed to address the perceived causes of delinquent behavior as determined by the committee, and provide appropriate consequences.

The goal of the program is to prevent youth from engaging in subsequent delinquent behavior, to reduce the rate of recidivism, and restore them to their communities as productive citizens.