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ERIC Number: ED544350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program in the District of Columbia, 2011-12
Cahill, Meagan; Liberman, Akiva
Urban Institute
An evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program (TCDP) found that despite significant implementation challenges, parent-child communication and youths' attitudes towards school both improved. A voluntary program for middle school students at risk for chronic truancy, TCDP involves judicially-led sessions that address student attitudes combined with case management and service referrals to address family-level attendance barriers. The evaluation found that families of truant youth had high levels of need and were successfully connected to services. The evaluation suggests that the program should be formalized and better supported through dedicated resources and support from school administration prior to expansion. (Contains 6 tables, 2 figures, and 5 footnotes..) [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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia