Ingham Teen Court offers first time offending youth and their families an opportunity to address critical issues at an early stage by providing a program that includes an alternative to court adjudication, while addressing underlying problems related to negative behaviors.
Ingham Teen Court serves the community by teaching youth the value of and how to make better choices for themselves and by helping parents to understand the issues their teen is dealing with, there is marked improvement in overall family communication skills.
The Truancy Reduction Program offers specialized Truancy Counselors to provide early interventions services to students and families identified as truant by the Lansing School District. Through the T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) program, students and families work together with counselors to identify and resolve the reasons for truancy. The family is provided crucial information and referral regarding community resources available to assist them with related problems. T.E.A.M. seeks to increase awareness of the importance of school attendance, support the value of education, increase parental involvement in the educational goals of the student and improve overall family communication.