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The South Carolina Truancy and Dropout Prevention Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2003-JS-FX-0084
Location
Awardee County
Richland
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$4,462,705

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $2,483,750)

The South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) proposes to develop the South Carolina Truancy and Dropout Prevention Initiative (SCTDPI). This will be a statewide strategic effort to curtail school dropouts, court appearances, the secure confinement of status offenders, and truancy in the State. OJJDP funds will be used to develop innovative technologies to identify and track youth at-risk for truancy, to establish alternative community- and school-based programs, and to create the South Carolina Center for Dropout and Truancy Prevention Programs. The initiative will offer multiple strategies for keeping these youth out of the juvenile justice system and fostering their development into contributing citizens.

NCA/NCF

The South Carolina State Department of Education plans to expand and enhance the South Carolina Truancy and Dropout Prevention Initiative (SCTDPI), a statewide strategic plan to reduce school dropouts, court appearances, the secure confinement of status offenders and truancy in the State. OJJDP funds will be used to develop innovative strategies to identify and track youth at-risk for truancy, expand research on risk factors associated with truancy, alternative community- and school-based programs, and expand services of the South Carolina Center for Truancy and Dropout Prevention. The initiative will offer multiple strategies for keeping these youth out of the juvenile justice system and fostering their development into contributing citizens.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2003