Initiative Description: Data collection consisted of a school attachment survey and school records. The school attachment survey was administered before and after truancy court. Students were divided into mild, moderate, and severe groups based on attendance percentages
Study Results: Truancy courts had a positive impact on severely truant students, but not on mild or low truancy levels.
Reference: Hendricks et al. (2010).Evaluation of a truancy court intervention in four middle schools, Psychology in the Schools, 47(2), 173-184.
Level of Evidence: Good