Truancy & School Discipline

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court

This page provides resources for the courts and their justice and education partners to better understand the problems associated with truancy and school discipline, as well as how they can work together to address these problems.

What's New

September is School Attendance Awareness Month in California. The legislative resolution declares September as School Attendance Awareness Month. Learn more about effective tools to combat chronic absenteeism and truancy.

The Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth: Implications for School Discipline and Court-Involved Youth. This briefing provides an overview of the impact of trauma exposure on children’s development and the implications for both juvenile court and educational settings.

Keeping Kids in School & Out of Court Summit

The Summit was held on December 4, 2013 in Anaheim, in conjunction with the Beyond the Bench Conference. Attendees can find information and materials related to the Summit here.

Get Involved

Courts and their education and justice partners can work together to address truancy and school discipline. Find out how your community can get involved in helping kids stay in school out of court.

About Truancy & School Discipline

Learn about the shocking statistics of truancy and the effects that school discipline has had on students.  Find resources to help you better understand what it is all about.