Evaluation of Truancy Reduction Efforts in Utah
Study Dates: 2013
Study Description: According to the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts, 2,465 truancy-related offenses were referred to the Utah Juvenile Court in FY 2013, accounting for 6% of all delinquency offenses. Nearly half (44%) of these offenses were for habitual truancy and another 45% were for curfew/truancy offenses. This study reports on the current truancy reduction efforts being used in Utah middle and high schools and compares them to best practices identified in the national literature.