Juvenile Justice

California Considers Decriminalizing Truancy

The California State Senate will vote Friday on a measure that seeks to decriminalize truancy and limit the power of probation departments to work with youth who have not been charged with any crime through […]

Child Welfare

Report: A Quarter of California’s Foster Students are Chronically Absent from School

Foster youth in California schools have a rate of chronic absenteeism far higher than the general student population, according to data available for the first time from the state’s Department of Education (DOE). Statewide, the […]

Research and Resources

In School + On Track 2015

Attorney General’s 2015 Report on California’s Elementary School Truancy & Absenteeism Crisis California is starting to take notice that improving elementary school attendance is a critical piece of a smart, cost-effective approach to economic development, public health and […]

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Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Bill Would Phase Out Valid Court Order, Demand Data on Isolation

A bipartisan bill to reauthorize federal juvenile justice policy and funding would phase out an exception permitting the detention of status offenders, and require states to report more information each year to the Office of […]