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ERIC Number: ED544336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Interim Evaluation of the Pilot Program of the Truancy Case Management Partnership Intervention in the District of Columbia
Liberman, Akiva; Cahill, Meagan; Cramer, Lindsey
Urban Institute
The Case Management Partnership Initiative (CMPI) addresses chronic truancy by linking truant ninth graders and their families to social services and case management, along with regular interagency case management meetings. A pilot was conducted at Anacostia and Ballou High Schools in 2011-2012. The implementation evaluation found that the pilot program successfully implemented an interagency partnership and linked families to needed services, which likely improved family well-being. Whether this impacted truancy is not yet known. To reduce chronic truancy, the CMPI is a promising platform for additional program experimentation, including possible modifications to timing, eligibility criteria, and program components. This interim report is focused on implementation of the program; the final report will also examine the attendance outcomes of program participants. Key findings indicate both significant implementation successes as well as challenges for the program to significantly reduce truancy rates. Key implementation findings include: (1) The CMPI interagency partnership has been effective in creating the service linkage intended for the students and families participating; (2) The linkage model seems to be working as intended to link the families of chronic truants with services through the existing stream of community referrals to the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC); (3) The families that are participating have substantial need, validating the strategy of linking them to available services; and (4) Family well-being is likely to show the same improvements that can be expected for other community cases referred to FSFSC. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.) [This report was produced by the District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute, part of the Urban Institute. This project was supported by a grant awarded by the Justice Grants Administration, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia. The funding for this grant was provided through the Byrne Justice Assistance Act Grant Program, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia