The Truancy Intervention Program, or TIP, is a collaborative effort on the part of the Juvenile Probation Department, School District, and Law Enforcement. The objective is to reduce the truancy rate of students.
TIP is also an early intervention program to divert youth from future involvement in the Juvenile Justice System.
How It Works
The School Probation Officer acts as a liaison between the family, school and the community.There are many tools at the disposal of the Truancy Officer before a case is referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). School sites make a referral to SARB after the site interventions have proven unsuccessful. Site interventions include student/parent conferences, adjustments to schedules, attendance contracts and truancy letters. With all interventions, the goal is the same: Reduce the truancy rate of students.