MDJ Truancy Compliance Checklist

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The purpose of Act 138 of 2016 is to improve attendance and deter truancy by consistently identifying and addressing attendance issues as early as possible with credible intervention techniques in order to preserve the unity of the family, avoid the loss of housing or entry of a child into foster care, or disruption of an intact family unit. This checklist identifies common issues that arise for MDJs who adjudicated truancy matters. 

You may also be interested in A Judge’s Guide to Attendance Barriers (Truancy) and Act 138 and a screening tool for use by MDJs and MDJ Screener To Address Truancy Referrals. 

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