The mission of the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County Truancy Reduction Court is to improve student attendance, achieve academic improvement and identify the causes of habitual truancy with collaborative efforts between community agencies and the local school districts to enhance the academic success of all students.
Under the leadership of the Honorable William D. Missouri, a committee was formed to study the feasibility of Truancy Reduction Court in Prince George’s County and accepted the recommendation to institute the Truancy Reduction Court. In 2008, the Truancy Reduction Court Program was implemented. The four phase program requires participants to attend school regularly and comply with any court ordered services or mandates. The rendered services are determined on a case-by-case basis. Mental health counseling, family counseling, grief counseling, anger management, behavioral services and/or other forms of therapeutic interventions are readily available for participants and their families.