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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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Clark County Truancy Manual

Author:Clark County Juvenile Court, Educational Service District 112, and Clark County School Districts

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This manual, an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense+

System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change, documents Clark County's coordinated, comprehensive approach to truancy. The goal of the county's truancy program is to use education and support services in a graduated response plan to increase school attendance and substantially reduce the need for the court to invoke contempt proceedings. The Manual is divided into four parts. Part one provides school district representatives a step-by-step process for the district’s involvement in each level of the Clark County truancy process. Part two provides a description of the Clark County Truancy Workshop. Part three details the Clark County Truancy Project operated by Educational Service District 112. Part four focuses on what happens if pre-court interventions are unsuccessful and, as a last resort, the child is referred to court.
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Innovation Brief: Using Community Truancy Boards to Tackle Truancy

Author:Bonnie Bush

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This innovation brief describes the work of the West Valley+

Community Truancy Board in Spokane County, WA. This collaborative brings together stakeholders from the community that support youth and families struggling with truancy. This brief highlights the many positive outcomes associated with this approach.
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Spokane County Toolkit for Community Truancy Board Replication

Author:Spokane County

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Based on the success of their own community truancy board, Spokane County+

developed this toolkit for community truancy board replication. Available by request from the county, this toolkit is intended for use by any school district wishing to improve its ability to identify barriers to school attendance, problem-solve solutions, connect truant youth and their families with community-based services, and strengthen collaboration between schools, community members, and juvenile courts. The toolkit is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change since it provides an overview of Spokane's West Valley Truancy Board and then offers guidance on what to do before starting a board, start-up logistics, and ways to continually improve your board.
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Spokane County’s Truancy Board Success

Author:

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This document offers a snapshot of the success of Spokane County's+

truancy board, a reform implemented as part of the county's Models for Change work.
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Benton and Franklin Counties Juvenile Court Existing Truancy Data Analysis and Case Tracking

Author:Leana Bouffard, Nicholas Lovrich, Paul Strand

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:As part of their Models for Change supported reform work,+

stakeholders in Benton and Franklin Counties worked with researchers from Washington State University to conduct an analysis on cases referred to juvenile court. This report details their findings. The focus of the data analysis was on the differences between Latino and non-Latino youth in case processing and associated risk factors for truant behavior.
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School Survey of the Truancy Process and Resources in Benton and Franklin Counties

Author:Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Year of Publication:

Abstract:As part of Benton and Franklin Counties' Models for Change+

supported work to reform the local approach to truancy, officials administered this survey to school officials. The survey was designed to help stakeholders gather information on each school's response to truancy and resources available at the school level to address truancy, outside of court.
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Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment Results

Author:Sarah Cusworth Walker, Eric Trupin, and Emily Brulotte

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This report, developed as part of the Models for Change+

work in Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington, is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. As part of their work to reform truancy practices, local stakeholders, with research support from the University of Washington, conducted focus groups and a survey with community members to identify and understand the challenges faced by youth in the community, their thoughts and perspectives about the juvenile justice system, and needed programs and services. The methodology they followed and the information they gathered is documented in this report. Reading this repot may help you think about how you want to gather information from community members as part of your system assessment work.
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Survey of Spokane County Schools on Truancy Issues Final Results

Author:Kevin Wright

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This report, produced as part of Spokane's Models for Change+

work, is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. With support from Washington State University researchers, county officials surveyed school administrators across 11 school districts. The survey collected information about the prevalence of truancy, causes of truancy, existing truancy procedures, school-based interventions, and recommendations for improvement. This report may be of interest to you think about the type of information you want to collect and analyze as part of your local reform effort.
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Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Personnel Truancy Survey Report

Author:Leana Bouffard, Nicholas Lovrich, and Paul Strand

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This report was produced as part of the Models for+

Change work in Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington and is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Change, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. As part of their status offense reform work around truancy, Benton and Franklin County stakeholders teamed up with researchers from Washington State University to survey individuals working with truancy cases within the juvenile justice system. If you are considering surveying stakeholders in your community as part of your system assessment work, you may want to review this report to check out the type of information they gathered in Benton-Franklin and how it was analyzed to further their reform effort.
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