Reducing truancy and fostering a willingness to attend school: results from a randomized trial of a police-school partnership program

Mazerolle, Lorraine, Antrobus, Emma, Bennett, Sarah and Eggins, Elizabeth (2017) Reducing truancy and fostering a willingness to attend school: results from a randomized trial of a police-school partnership program. Prevention Science, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s11121-017-0771-7


Author Mazerolle, Lorraine
Antrobus, Emma
Bennett, Sarah
Eggins, Elizabeth
Title Reducing truancy and fostering a willingness to attend school: results from a randomized trial of a police-school partnership program
Journal name Prevention Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-4986
1573-6695
Publication date 2017-03-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11121-017-0771-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Truancy is a major social issue that is linked to a range of poor outcomes across the life course, including poor educational outcomes, drug and alcohol abuse, and antisocial behavior. Interventions that seek to reduce truancy problems range from school-based police officers to programs that reward good attendance to community-based interventions. This study reports primary outcome results of a randomized trial of a collaborative, police–school partnership that sought to reduce truancy and increase students’ willingness to attend school. Using school attendance and students’ self-report survey data, we find that the police–school partnership intervention shows promise for reducing truancy and improving students’ willingness to attend school. We conclude that police–school partnerships that foster the willingness of young people to attend school should be examined in future evaluation research and be considered in the development of truancy prevention programs.
Keyword Truancy
School attendance
Delinquency
Schools
Police partnerships
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 20 March 2017

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Created: Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 04:59:22 EST by Liz Eggins on behalf of School of Social Science