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The Village For Families And Children

Hartford, CT

Grants Awarded

Truancy Court Prevention Project

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $50,000
Impact Area Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2015-2016

To support this collaborative project designed to help youth who attend two K-8 schools in Hartford with high truancy rates improve their attendance, academic performance and pro-social engagement. The project includes a school-based truancy court involving volunteer judges. An educational specialist from the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) evaluates the needs of chronically truant youth and reviews their individual education plans. Case managers from the Village for Families and Children work directly with these students and their families and make home visits and an attorney from CCA represents students who have legal and special education issues.