Truancy Department

Oakland County's Early Truancy Intervention Protocol

Lack of school attendance is a concern in Oakland County. Children cannot succeed in our society without a good education.

Truancy is the first sign that a student is in trouble at home and at school. Truancy is one of the most powerful predictors of juvenile delinquency.

The Oakland County Prosecutor, the school superintendents of the 28 school districts in Oakland County, and Oakland Schools have joined in partnership to develop the Early Truancy Intervention Program. This is a collaborative effort to help children who are not regularly attending school.

In addition, Oakland Schools has created the Oakland County Truancy Task Force comprised of members from the court, the Prosecutor's  Office, Child Protective Services, school districts and community groups to promote the three A's - Attendance, Attachment and Achievement.