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Upcoming Seminars and Webinars — January 2015

The National Center for School Engagement will be hosting a 1.5 day seminar, “Evaluating Your Truancy Reduction Program,” in Denver, Colorado on January 22-23, 2015.  For more information, including the agenda and registration information, go here. The National Center for … Continue reading

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Status Offenders — A Time for Reform?

Indiana is among 39 states who draw status offenders into the juvenile justice system for committing such non-criminal acts as truancy, running away form home, violating curfew laws, and drinking alcohol.  There is a growing movement nationally to encourage those … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Status Offender Reform Webinar

On June 30, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Vera Institute for Justice, Status Offense Reform Center will present a Webinar, “Knowing Where You Are To plan Where You’re Going — A Systems Approach to Status Offense Reform.”  The presenters … Continue reading

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Not Just Running the Streets: Why Some Kids Skip School

When children skip school and are referred to the juvenile delinquency system, probation officers and defense attorneys must work to identify the underlying issues triggering the truancy and attempt to hook that student up with needed services while diverting the … Continue reading

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Causes of Delinquency Outside the Child’s Control

Two newspaper articles published this weekend speak to the concept that many of our juvenile delinquent children could easily be classified as cross-over youth (children involved in both the abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency parts of the juvenile court) … Continue reading

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Truancy and TANF

On August 16, 2013, the Commission on Education examined the impact of the policy tying Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to truancy.  The data cited below was provided by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), which shows … Continue reading

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Commission on Chronic Absenteeism — SEA 338

SEA 338 establishes a commission to study and evaluate habitual truancy and excessive absenteeism that should begin meeting during the summer of 2013.  Perhaps the most striking discussion point will be the possibility of withdrawing federal aid to families who … Continue reading

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