Tool Kit for Creating Your Own Truancy Reduction Program

U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This online toolkit covers such topics as the extent of truancy, its causes and its connections to dropping out of school and to delinquency. The toolkit outlines critical components of truancy prevention programs, such as family involvement, incentives and sanctions, and discusses lessons learned from evaluations of programs. The toolkit urges prevention programs to use and register with the Truancy Program Registry, a national database of truancy reduction contacts and programs. The registry is sponsored by the National Center for School Engagement. Free. 239 pages. (800) 851–3420,


Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Recent Comments




Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top