Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $225,000)
The Truancy Reduction Program will serve tribal youths from six to seventeen years of age, and reach approximately one hundred and forty youths each year. The project is based on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in northern Wisconsin, and coordinated at the Family Resource Center, a community based service site. The project activities involve court-referred youths, after-school tutoring programming, and group interventions for student behaviors that impact school attendance and academic performance. The project staff involved with the Truancy Reduction Program will be engaged in activities that involve youths and their families in reducing risk factors that contribute to truancy and other delinquent behaviors. This project involves centralized coordination of services and collaboration with local agencies serving the native population, with staff providing case management, data collection, and program evaluation.