Placer County (CA) Peer Court Truancy Program

A Good Idea

Description

Students in Placer County high schools who have previously had difficulty with attendance but have corrected the problem serve on a panel that hears truancy citations issued by the high school. When a student is issued a citation, s/he appears before the peer truancy panel. The truancy panel may recommend community service, drug testing, tutoring, or other activities.

Goal / Mission

To reduce truancy in high school.

Results / Accomplishments

Truancy citations have declined each year. Mediations with teachers have assisted in reducing the tension between teachers and truant students.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Karen Green, Coordinator
Placer County Peer Court Truancy Program
671 Newcastle Road, Suite 7
Newcastle, CA 95658
(916) 663-9227
placerpeercourt@aol.com
http://www.peercourt.com/
Categories
Education / Student Performance K-12
Education / School Environment
Social Environment
Organization(s)
Placer County Peer Court Truancy Program
Source
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
Date of publication
3/30/2005
Location
Placer County, CA
Target Audience
Teens