The school-police partnership: Identifying at-risk youth through a Truant Recovery Program

Michael D. White, James J. Fyfe, Suzanne P. Campbell, John S. Goldkamp

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A substantial amount of research has established that truancy is a consistent at-risk indicator of future criminality. This article studies the experiences of 178 juveniles targeted by the Truant Recovery Program, a collaborative and nonpunitive school-law enforcement effort, and considers questions regarding its impact through examination of juvenile justice and school information in the years before and after the truancy sweep. In particular, the article suggests that intensive cooperative efforts between school and police may be effective in identifying troubled youth and raises questions about appropriate school and justice system responses for children who demonstrate at-risk behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-532
Number of pages26
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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