Truancy places students at risk in primary and secondary education and is linked to conduct disorder, drug use, and delinquency. To prevent truancy and reduce risk, school-based proba-tion supervision has emerged within school districts in partnership with local law enforcement officers in an effort to enforce probation conditions for truant youths and prevent future delin-quency. This research uses key information interviews of knowledgeable stakeholders to examine the delivery of school-based probation supervision. Home visits and court hearings were perceived to be effective at reducing truancy and tardiness. This study affirms that strong lead-ership, information sharing, and involvement of parents were 3 key factors related to truancy reduction.
Alarid, L. F., Sims, B. A., & Ruiz, J. (2011). School-Based Juvenile Probation and Police Partnerships for Truancy Reduction. Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice, 5(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/cojjp-contemporaryissues/vol5/iss1/2