Initiative Description: Students who approached/exceeded the legal limit of 10 absences in a 15 week semester were identified by teachers. Students and their parents were required to meet Weekly before a judge. The truancy diversion program addressed middle and high school students with problematic absenteeism. The program was offered in 11 at-risk middle and high schools in southern Nevada. School staff identified students who had approached or exceeded the legal limit of 10 absences in a 15-week semester. The program required that the student and his or her parents meet Weekly before a judge. The truancy diversion program addressed attendance, grades, and home-based difficulties.
Study Results: School climate subscales related inversely to absenteeism severity, especially for older youths. Additionally, school climate subscales are inversely related to anxiety, depression and oppositional behavior, particularly in male respondents
Level of Evidence: Good