Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court

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Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court (KKIS) is an initiative launched by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in 2013 to encourage court-community based solutions addressing the issues of chronic absenteeism, truancy, and school discipline policies. Today, more than thirty counties support KKIS teams meeting on a regular basis to address truancy and school discipline practices at the local level.

Initiated by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the KKIS Steering Committee is comprised of judges, educators mental health practioners, and others invested in growing this statewide effort.

County courts, educators and justice partners are working together to address truancy and school discipline. Find out about these efforts and learn about how you can get involved in helping kids stay in school and out of court.


Learn more about the impactful ways school discipline practices may change the course of a student's life.