Date of Award


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Degree Name

Doctor of Education



First Advisor

Sherrie Wisdom

Second Advisor

Tina Hamilton

Third Advisor

Nathan Wisdom


Truancy is a concern that most school districts around the country are familiar with. This study was to examine the development of a truancy court established in an effort to conquer this problem. There were several school districts, from inner city to rural, that believed truancy courts helped to reduce attendance issues. Data were collected and assessed from the observations of the existing truancy courts. It was determined from the data that truancy courts were only productive if the judge had the support from the parents. Some were repeat offenders, whereas some just needed a little guidance to get back on track. The number of repeat offenders dropped after their attendance of one or two times in truancy court.

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