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FY 2003 OJJDP DISCRETIONARY CONTINUATION PROGRAMS - DEMOSTRATION

Award Information

Award #
1999-JS-FX-0010
Location
Awardee County
King
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
1999
Total funding (to date)
$661,076

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1999, $98,648)

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards.

King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy.

CA/NCF

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards. King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy. The project will continue these efforts to expand and solidify the multi-tiered approach; and the development and maintenance of pre-court attendance workshops that will provide truant youth the opportunity to develop behavior contracts with their parents in a supported, non-judgmental environment. These contracts will be monitored for thirty days to assess compliance and level of behavior change. In the event of non-compliance, school districts may refer students to community truancy boards or to additional school-based truancy intervention programs to further address the issue. School districts may also request preliminary hearings for these students. It is the Superior Court's intention to use this type of court intervention as a last resort. It is also the intent of the Superior Court to encourage collaboration between the school districts, the court and local, youth-serving agencies; increase community awareness of the risk factors associated with truancy, and distribute best-practice information to those working with truant youth and their families. To this end, the project will continue to develop and distribute public education materials aimed at a wide audience and continue regular in-service trainings for community members, judicial officers, school district staff and administrators, and youth services workers. The project will also continue to work with the National Center for School Engagement to gather and analyze outcome-based data on the effectiveness of the attendance workshops and court-based case management. CA/NCF

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards. King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy. The project will continue these efforts to expand and solidify the multi-tiered approach; and the development and maintenance of pre-court attendance workshops that will provide truant youth the opportunity to develop behavior contracts with their parents in a supported, non-judgmental environment. These contracts will be monitored for thirty days to assess compliance and level of behavior change. In the event of non-compliance, school districts may refer students to community truancy boards or to additional school-based truancy intervention programs to further address the issue. School districts may also request preliminary hearings for these students. It is the Superior Court's intention to use this type of court intervention as a last resort. It is also the intent of the Superior Court to encourage collaboration between the school districts, the court and local, youth-serving agencies; increase community awareness of the risk factors associated with truancy, and distribute best-practice information to those working with truant youth and their families. To this end, the project will continue to develop and distribute public education materials aimed at a wide audience and continue regular in-service trainings for community members, judicial officers, school district staff and administrators, and youth services workers. The project will also continue to work with the National Center for School Engagement to gather and analyze outcome-based data on the effectiveness of the attendance workshops and court-based case management. CA/NCF

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards. King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy. The project will continue these efforts to expand and solidify the multi-tiered approach; and the development and maintenance of pre-court attendance workshops that will provide truant youth the opportunity to develop behavior contracts with their parents in a supported, non-judgmental environment. These contracts will be monitored for thirty days to assess compliance and level of behavior change. In the event of non-compliance, school districts may refer students to community truancy boards or to additional school-based truancy intervention programs to further address the issue. School districts may also request preliminary hearings for these students. It is the Superior Court's intention to use this type of court intervention as a last resort. It is also the intent of the Superior Court to encourage collaboration between the school districts, the court and local, youth-serving agencies; increase community awareness of the risk factors associated with truancy, and distribute best-practice information to those working with truant youth and their families. To this end, the project will continue to develop and distribute public education materials aimed at a wide audience and continue regular in-service trainings for community members, judicial officers, school district staff and administrators, and youth services workers. The project will also continue to work with the National Center for School Engagement to gather and analyze outcome-based data on the effectiveness of the attendance workshops and court-based case management. CA/NCF

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards.

King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy.

CA/NCF

The King County Superior Court Truancy Program responds to the issue of truancy implementing a community-centered, family-focused approach. The program provides alternatives for truant youth to the full, formal court process by offering two alternatives: 1)attendance workshops and 2)community truancy boards. King County Superior Court Truancy Program has four overall goals: 1) Return the primary responsibility for intervening in truancy to the community with institutional support from local government, 2)reduce the number of truancy hearings held by Superior Court, 3) reduce the number of students not connected to educational programs in King County, and 4)identify effective family-based, community-based, and court-based strategies for addressing truancy. The project will continue these efforts to expand and solidify the multi-tiered approach; and the development and maintenance of pre-court attendance workshops that will provide truant youth the opportunity to develop behavior contracts with their parents in a supported, non-judgmental environment. These contracts will be monitored for thirty days to assess compliance and level of behavior change. In the event of non-compliance, school districts may refer students to community truancy boards or to additional school-based truancy intervention programs to further address the issue. School districts may also request preliminary hearings for these students. It is the Superior Court's intention to use this type of court intervention as a last resort. It is also the intent of the Superior Court to encourage collaboration between the school districts, the court and local, youth-serving agencies; increase community awareness of the risk factors associated with truancy, and distribute best-practice information to those working with truant youth and their families. To this end, the project will continue to develop and distribute public education materials aimed at a wide audience and continue regular in-service trainings for community members, judicial officers, school district staff and administrators, and youth services workers. The project will also continue to work with the National Center for School Engagement to gather and analyze outcome-based data on the effectiveness of the attendance workshops and court-based case management. CA/NCF

Date Created: May 17, 1999