Truancy Intervention Program
In an effort to prevent truancy in Fayette County, the office has teamed with Fayette County Public Schools and other community partners in order to offer preventive programs such as the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) and the Truancy Diversion Project (TDP).
We presently have 12 prosecutors who are assigned to elementary and middle schools. The programs identify families with attendance issues in previous years and invite them to participate in a monthly meeting at their child’s school. During that meeting, parents meet with an Assistant County Attorney, school personnel and an Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel for Fayette County Schools. Parents are provided with a current attendance record and academic progress report for their child. After reviewing the records, parents meet with the team and discuss how to remove any stumbling blocks in the way of the child receiving an education.
Photos of T.I.P graduation at Cardinal Valley Elementary, April 19, 2007: