Library Search Results for truancy

Tackling Truancy (Infographic)

Author:Mahsa Jafarian

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This infographic outlines the impacts and causes of truancy at+

the student, family, school, and community-level. It discusses why punitive and court based approaches are inappropriate and presents promising practices, highlighting some jurisdictions that have implemented such strategies.
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Notes from the Field: Newton County, GA

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This profile describes the development of the Truancy Intervention Board in+

Newton County, GA. This Board aims to divert youth away from the formal court process by addressing problems of truancy and educational neglect outside the courtroom, with the support of invested community stakeholders. The profile includes a summary 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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American Indian/Alaska Native Youth & Status Offense Disparities: A Call For Tribal Initiatives, Coordination & Federal Funding

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice & Tribal Law and Policy Institute

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people+

are almost twice as likely to be petitioned to state court for skipping school, violating liquor laws, and engaging in other behaviors that are only illegal because of their age (often known as status offenses). Once involved with the state court system, they are less likely to be placed on probation and experience higher rates of detention and residential placements. This brief looks at the disparities faced in the state system by AI/AN youth who are charged with status offenses, the ability of both state and tribal systems to respond to status offenses, and federal funding levels to support efforts to better serve these youth.
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IACP National Summit Report: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform

Author:Anna Bahney, Ryan Daugirda, John Firman, Aviva Kurash, and Kate Rhudy

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report was produced as a result of the National Summit+

on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, a two-year collaboration between the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the MacArthur Foundation which sought to engage law enforcement leaders at the executive level on what makes a fair and effective juvenile justice system. It highlights successful reforms by various law enforcement leaders and their agencies and produces a set of actionable recommendations for practice and policy for others to learn from. Page 39 highlights community-based and family-focused strategies enacted in Louisiana and Georgia to provide support services to truant youth who would otherwise be referred to juvenile and family courts.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011

Author:Sarah Hockenberry, Charles Puzzanchera

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report was developed by the National Center for Juvenile+

Justice (NCJJ) and captures juvenile delinquency and juvenile status offense cases petitioned to juvenile court in 2011.
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A Novel, Intensive Home Visiting Intervention for Runaway, Sexually Exploited Girls

Author:Laurel D. Edinburgh and Elizabeth M. Saewyc

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This study outlines a home-visiting intervention, the Runaway Intervention Program+

(RIP), initiated in 2003 for runaway girls aged 10-14 who had experienced sexual assault. Integral to this program were advanced practice nurses (APNs), who provided home and school visits as well as case management.  The girls also had access to a therapeutic empowerment group and immediate health care and instruction through the program. The program focused on fostering resilience by helping to reconnect the girls to their schools and other supportive environments, and goals for the girls included no longer running away, regular school attendance, and improved health-related decision-making. The study concludes that such community-based and client-focused interventions are often very effective at reducing risk behaviors and addressing the complex health needs of vulnerable runaway youth.
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Addressing Truancy and Other Status Offenses: Guidance for Education Professionals and Systems

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This article provides policy guidance regarding truancy cases, with a+

particular focus on the need for early identification and intervention in order to avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system. Truancy has been shown to be a significant risk factor for future adult criminality, drug use, and other serious problems; for this reason, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses – also available in this library – offers implementable standards for education and other service professionals who work with truant and at-risk youth. The article also highlights a 2010 reform effort in Clayton County, Georgia led by Honorable Steven Teske with the aim of diverting truant youth from the court system.
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Notes from the Field: Clayton County, GA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile describes the collaborative effort that led to a+

drastic drop in school referrals to court in Clayton County, Georgia. Learn more about the Clayton County Collaborative Child Study Team (Quad-C ST), a panel that connects youth and families to services in the community so that status offenses can be effectively addressed out of court.    
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Video: Clark County’s Status Offense Reform Effort

Author:Jodi Martin

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Jodi Martin, Models for Change Coordinator for Clark County (WA),+

describes how the current approach to truancy was developed to keep kids in schools and out of court. For more information on this reform effort, visit our Notes from the Field profile for Clark County.
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Powerpoint presentation from SORC webinar Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the powerpoint presentation from SORC's first webinar titled Engaging+

Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform, that was hosted on February 24, 2014. The discussion was moderated by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, project director of the Status Offense Reform Center, and panelists included Annie Salsich (Vera Institute of Justice), Karen Thomas (Campbell County District Court), Jennie Marshall (Spokane County Juvenile Court) and Jeff Vander (Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services).
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