Montgomery County Truancy Abatement Initiative
The Montgomery County Truancy Abatement Initiative provides case management services that address the causal factors of poor school attendance. It is a collaborative partnership between schools, law enforcement, magisterial district courts, and public and private social service agencies.
Family Services serves as the lead agency, providing outreach workers who manage and coordinate the delivery of the following services:
Home and school visitation
Court-based assessments and referrals
Behavioral health services
Alternative education programs
Schools provide the student referrals, while the district judges provide an incentive for families to access the appropriate services in lieu of fines and penalties. Experience and best practice reviews have demonstrated that the use of district court is essential in encouraging resistant families to utilize services.
Currently, we are partnering with the Pottstown School District.
For more information on the Montgomery County Truancy Abatement Initiative, contact Kelly Canally-Brown, director of community prevention services, at 610-630-2111 ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.