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Addressing Truancy in Youth Court Programs (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 1-24, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on a focus-group discussion, research, and promising practices related to truancy reduction, this paper provides an overview of the scope of the problem of truancy, benefits in addressing truancy in youth courts, effective strategies for working with truants, and possible benchmarks for youth courts to use when measuring success in truancy-reduction efforts. 2004. 24 pages. NCJ 208165
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Bullying in Schools: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the connection between different types and frequencies of bullying, truancy, and student achievement, and whether students’ engagement in school mediates these factors. December 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234205
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Combating Fear and Restoring Safety in Schools
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Focuses on the national effort to reach young people who are absent or truant from school because of school-related fear and intimidation. April 1998. 16 pages. NCJ 167888
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Community Responses to Truancy: Engaging Students in School Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses truancy and reviews effective strategies that intervene with chronic truants, address root causes, and stop the progression from truancy to more serious and violent behaviors. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. April 2003. NCJ 199584
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Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Presents background information on school safety; action steps for schools, parents, students, and community and business groups; and information briefs on topics such as truancy, alternative education programs for expelled students, and conflict resolution. September 1996. 97 pages. NCJ 163064
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Evaluation of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the evaluation outcomes of two components of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project: police visits to the homes of truant students and case management for truants. January 2006. 58 pages. NCJ 249064
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: 2013 Recommendations to the President, Congress, and OJJDP Administrator
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations developed by the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) subcommittees and approved by the full FACJJ. July 2014. 32 pages. NCJ 248442
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Finding Hidden Value Through Mixed-Methodology: Lessons From the Discovery Program's Holistic Approach to Truancy Abatement
OJJDP-Sponsored. This article describes the evaluation methodology used to assess the success of a truancy abatement program in South Carolina. 2005. 22 pages. NCJ 212465
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Innovations in Truancy Prevention Practice: An Inventory of Selected Collaborations From Around the United States
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study used an online database and information obtained from 12 in-depth interviews to identify typical practices of truancy-reduction programs throughout the Nation and determine what court-based program staff believe are promising tactics for reducing truancy. 2005. 107 pages. NCJ 212163
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Jacksonville, Florida Case Study: Evidence of Effectiveness in Reducing Truancy
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource reports the results of a six-year evaluation of an OJJDP-funded truancy reduction program in Jacksonville, Florida. August 2005. 18 pages. NCJ 212167
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume I, Number 2 (National Agenda for Children Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents an interview with Attorney General Janet Reno in which she outlines the need for a national agenda for children. December 1993. 40 pages. NCJ 145300
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Law Enforcement and School Partnership as a Solution to Truancy: Recommendations From Gulfton's Truancy Reduction Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations from the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Program in Houston, Texas, one of the sites involved in the OJJDP-funded Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program. July 2006. 5 pages. NCJ 249106
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Lessons Learned From Four Truancy Demonstration Sites
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents results and lessons learned from four of the seven Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites: Contra Costa County/Martinez, CA, Hawaii/Waianae Elementary Schools, Suffolk County New York/Bellport Middle School, and Tacoma, WA/Safe Streets Program & McIlvaigh Middle School. December 2006. 10 pages. NCJ 249107
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: School/Classroom Environment
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on programs in a school/classroom environment. 2000. 4 pages. NCJ 249725
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Truancy Prevention
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on truancy prevention. December 2010. 9 pages. NCJ 249729
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program: King County, Washington Successfully Reduces Unexcused Absences
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is an outcome evaluation of the King County truancy reduction effort in Washington State, which was funded by OJJDP. October 2006. 6 pages. NCJ 249065
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2012
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. April 2012. 134 pages. NCJ 238336
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on substance use treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles, parenting stressors and family management techniques, stress-reduction training for juvenile justice officers, and truancy prevention. September 2015. 139 pages. NCJ 249190
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 5 (September/October 2004)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. October 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 206629
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's green detention and reentry programs for tribal youth. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Institute of Justice Conference on evidence-based practices to prevent and intervene in crime; the U.S. Department of Justice's Tribal Youth Summit; and recent OJJDP trainings to assist law enforcement and child protection professionals from Mexico and the United States in more effectively responding to cross-border abductions. July 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 230815
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2011. 10 pages. NCJ 236316
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2005
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on the national conference on truancy, titled "Partnering To Prevent Truancy: A National Priority." February 2005. 5 pages. NCJ 208700
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights the National Mentoring Summit, held in Arlington, VA. February 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 244623
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2015
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . The top story highlights the recent White House Tribal Youth Gathering, while Administrator Robert L. Listenbee's video message discusses OJJDP's efforts to encourage and learn from youth voices. Other features show how OJJDP is helping to rethink school discipline; encourage children to stand against violence; train youth leaders of the juvenile justice system; and more. September 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249004
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter features an indepth interview with Melodee Hanes, OJJDP's Acting Administrator; features on the second annual summit of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; findings of an OJJDP-supported study on serious juvenile offenders; and more. April 2012. 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Missing Children’s Day ceremony; DOJ’s joint project with the U.S. Department of Education to keep youth in school and out of court; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; OJJDP’s efforts to engage families of incarcerated youth as valued partners in the juvenile justice system; the latest activities of the Defending Childhood initiative’s eight demonstration sites; and more June 2012. 19 pages. NCJ 238636
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to helping states and communities prevent and address juvenile delinquency, protect children from harm, and decrease youth gang violence and drug abuse. The top story examines the nearly $254 million in grants that the Office awarded in fiscal year 2017. December 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251421
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 1 (January/February 2004)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on OJJDP’s truancy reduction efforts. January 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 203557
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OJJDP Report: A Discussion with J. Robert Flores Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses research findings and initiatives, resources available through OJJDP, and program priorities, including child prostitution, disproportionate minority confinement, tribal youth programs, and truancy. December 2002. 0 pages. NCJ 198155
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Peer Victimization in Schools: A Set of Quantitative and Qualitative Studies of the Connections Among Peer Victimization, School Engagement, Truancy, School Achievement, and Other Outcomes
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of three studies that examined the connections among the variables of peer victimization, school engagement, truancy, school achievement, and school attendance. July 2009. 291 pages. NCJ 234135
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Project PACT: Partnering To Assess and Counteract Truancy Program and Student Success Stories
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource describes how Hawaii's Project PACT, part of the OJJDP-funded National Truancy Prevention Demonstration Project, works and provides examples of student successes. September 2005. 6 pages. NCJ 212161
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Promising Practices for Safe and Effective Schools Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides information on effective approaches and practices that can improve school discipline, safety, and related academic results. September 1999. NCJ 178908
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Re-Engaging Youth in School: Evaluation of the Truancy Demonstration Project
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents evaluation data for the seven demonstration sites of the "Evaluation of the OJJDP Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program" project sponsored by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. August 2006. 86 pages. NCJ 212158
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Reaching Out to Youth out of the Education Mainstream
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Describes a program that addresses the needs of youth who do not attend school regularly because they are truants or dropouts, afraid to attend, suspended or expelled, or in need of help to be reintegrated into regular schools from juvenile detention and correctional settings. February 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 163920
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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This research report discusses findings and lessons learned from a process and outcome evaluation of a judge led collaborative model to keep kids in school and out of court. June 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250164
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School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies From the Field To Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report builds on the foundation of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative and breaks new ground by integrating strategies from the fields of education, health, law enforcement, and juvenile justice. July 2014. 462 pages. NCJ 249214
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School Safety: Annual Report, 2000
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property; the 2000 Report in this annual series discusses student discipline and includes data on harassment and hate crime among students. October 2000. 159 pages. NCJ 193163
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Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph
OJJDP-Sponsored. Six papers address various aspects of youth courts and the types of cases they handle, including truancy and substance abuse, and they discuss various issues associated with court structure and operations. May 2004. 125 pages. NCJ 208164
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Spotlight on Juvenile Justice Initiatives: A State by State Survey
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of a survey of juvenile justice initiatives at the state level as reported by State Advisory Groups (SAGs). May 2017. 53 pages. NCJ 251078
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Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Houston, TX Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents a summary of findings from three focus groups held to help gauge the effectiveness of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project in Houston, Texas. Focus groups included: high school and program staff (including police officers), the students receiving the services, and parents of those students. January 2007. 24 pages. NCJ 249108
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Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Jacksonville, FL Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Interdiction Program in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 20 pages. NCJ 249109
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The Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Seattle, WA Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Project, in Seattle, Washington, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 22 pages. NCJ 249110
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Strategies, Programs and Resources To Prevent Truancy Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provids an overview of the issues addressed in the December 2004 conference "Partnering To Prevent Truancy: A National Priority." February 2005. NCJ 208807
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Tool Kit for Creating Your Own Truancy Reduction Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This toolkit outlines critical components of truancy programs such as family involvement, use of incentives and sanctions, developing a support network, and program evaluation. February 2007. 230 pages. NCJ 217271
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Truancy Case Management Handbook: Advice from the Field
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to help truancy case managers learn what is working for their colleagues to aid them in improving their own practice. January 2007. 60 pages. NCJ 249096
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Truancy: First Step to a Lifetime of Problems
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Describes seven promising community programs that are reducing truancy and juvenile delinquency by enlisting and coordinating a broad array of local resources. October 1996. 8 pages. NCJ 161958
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Truancy Reduction: Keeping Students in School
OJJDP-Produced. Highlights major research findings regarding the problem of truancy and illustrates why communities should work to prevent and reduce its incidence. September 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 188947
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Youth Out of the Education Mainstream
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses three components of the Youth Out of the Education Mainstream initiative—truancy, dropping out, and reintegration of youth—and showcases effective and promising programs that give youth the opportunity to become productive members of society. October 1996. 30 pages. NCJ 163386
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