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SORC webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is a recording of our webinar "Enagaging Stakeholders in+

Status Offense Reform." Presenters included Jennie Marshall from Spokane County (WA), Dane Bolin from Calcasieu Parish (LA), and Hon. Karen Thomas from Campbell County (KY). Strategies for engaging schools, law enforcement and court officials in status offense reform were discussed.
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A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools

Author:Jacob Kang-Brown et al.

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This report from Vera's Center on Youth Justice draws on+

empirical research to assess how zero tolerance policies impact individual students and school climate, create a school-to-prison pipeline, and if there are more effective alternatives to zero tolerance policies.
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Engaging Truant Adolescents: Results from a Multifaceted Intervention Pilot

Author:Janiece DeSocio

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2007

Abstract:

This study examines the effects of a truancy intervention on+

a range of measures of school disengagement (i.e., drop out, academic failure, and truancy). Outcomes of students who were randomly assigned to the intervention group or control group were compared, and findings suggest that chronically truant students enrolled in the intervention improved on all measures of school disengagement and were more likely to remain in school.

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Notes from the Field: Connecticut

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile provides an overview of Connecticut's comprehensive status offense+

reform process, which began with legislative changes and led to the state implementing extensive treatment and services for youth who commit status offenses. The profile includes a summary of the state's planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Notes from the Field: Clark County, WA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile provides a summary of truancy reform initiatives in+

Clark County, WA, including the creation of truancy workshops and other out-of-court interventions. The profile includes a description of the county's planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Notes from the Field: Benton-Franklin Counties, WA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile provides an overview of the three-pronged strategy used+

by Washington's Benton-Franklin Counties to combat truancy in the community. The profile includes a summary of the counties' planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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