Notes from the Field: Newtown County, GA
Published Dec 15, 2015, Vera Institute of Justice
This profile describes the development of the Truancy Intervention Board in Newton County, GA. This Board aims to divert youth away from the formal court process by addressing problems of truancy and educational neglect outside the courtroom, with the support of invested community stakeholders. The profile includes a summary of the county’s planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.