Library Search Results for Truancy Reduction

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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Scared Smart or Bored Straight? Testing Deterrence Logic in an Evaluation of Police-led Truancy Intervention

Author:Gordon Bazemore, Jeanne B. Stinchcomb, and Leslie A. Leip

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2004

Abstract:This paper provides an evaluation of a truancy intervention effort+

in a southeastern county in the U.S. The initiative was a collaboration between the local sheriff's department, social service agencies, the prosecutor's office, and the school board, and called for officers to take truant students to a central Truancy Unit and for social service professionals to make referrals to appropriate services. The data indicate that this  truancy intervention had no impact on future delinquency, and although it may have improved attendance rates in the short-term, the program might have done more harm than good in the long run. The authors conclude that deterrence-focused intervention strategies that are operated using a centralized approach have little positive value in the long-term.      
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School Truancy: A Case Study of a Successful Truancy Reduction Model in the Public Schools

Author:Lorenzo A. Trujillo

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2006

Abstract:This study outlines a school-based Truancy Reduction Program (TRP) that was+

originally implemented in Colorado's Adams County School District 14 in 1999. Truancy is a serious issue in the state of Colorado, where over 70,000 students are out of school every day and over 90%  of youth detained for delinquent acts have a history of truancy. TRP offers truant students and their families a voluntary alternative to court through interventions such as tutoring, group and peer counseling, daily monitoring of homework completion, and drug and alcohol testing. This program has saved the county hundreds of thousands of dollars annually as well as drastically improved the attendance rate for students of all ages.
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Saving Money Saving Youth: The Financial Impact of Keeping Kids in School

Author:National Center for School Engagement

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2003

Abstract:Truancy, even in the early grades, is a strong predictor+

that a young person may be at risk of a whole host of bad outcomes including academic failure, dropping out, delinquency and adult crime. This report discusses the financial costs and benefits of programs that improve school attendance by focusing on three truancy reduction programs in Colorado: The Adams County Truancy Reduction Project, the Denver Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project, and Pueblo’s Project Respect. The report makes a strong case for building and supporting such efforts by showing that the costs of each of these projects, and each of the three court systems, pale in comparison to the enormous price society pays for high school failure and juvenile delinquency.
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Trumping Truancy: A Transactional Application of Triadic Reciprocality Theory

Author:Raymond Tademy and Trenette Clark

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2008

Abstract:This article discusses truancy within social, economic, and cultural contexts+

in an attempt to better address and reduce truancy through increases in resources.
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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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