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A Community Approach 24 th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference Orlando, Florida Monday, October 15, 2012. Ms. Kenyatta N. Sinclair Director of Program Development Dropout Prevention Services Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Truancy Abatement & Burglary Suppression.

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A community approach 24 th annual national dropout prevention network conference orlando florida monday october 15 2012

A Community Approach24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network ConferenceOrlando, FloridaMonday, October 15, 2012

Ms. Kenyatta N. Sinclair

Director of Program Development

Dropout Prevention Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee


Truancy abatement burglary suppression

Truancy Abatement & Burglary Suppression

The mission of the Truancy Abatement & Burglary Suppression (TABS) program is to intervene with youth who are truant, deterring them from involvement in the criminal justice system.


Tabs organizational chart

TABS Organizational Chart


Tabs community approach

TABS – Community Approach

  • TABS History

  • Program Management

  • Comprehensive Approach of Intervention & Support

  • Community Partnerships, Resources and Wrap-Around

  • Roles & Responsibility


Roles responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

Milwaukee Police Department


Roles responsibilities1

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Milwaukee Public Schools


Roles responsibilities2

Roles & Responsibilities

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee


Tabs role in addressing truancy in our community

TABS’ Role in Addressing Truancy in our Community

  • The TABS Program was designed to enforce the compulsory school attendance laws in the City of Milwaukee. Through the program’s efforts, truant youth are:

  • Identified & removed youth off of the streets during school hours.

  • Assessed for a school assignment and pattern of attendance.

  • Assisted in identifying barriers to consistent attendance.

  • Monitored to ensure re-entry and improved attendance.

  • Assisted in locating professionals who can support the family in making the necessary changes.


Program goals

Program Goals

  • Goal one: To enforce the compulsory school attendance laws by intervening with youth who are truant.

  • Goal Two: Suppress daytime crime committed by out of school youth.

  • Goal Three: Increase the attendance rates of habitually truant youth picked up through the TABS program.

  • Goal Four: Reengage out-of-school youth in the educational mainstream.


Program activities

Program Activities

  • Patrol Streets

  • Working with Local Business Owners

  • Accept Reports of Truants

  • Citations – Parent & Student

  • Locate Guardians

  • Detain & Assess Truants

  • Truancy Sweeps

  • Case Management

  • Monitor Attendance

  • Court Advocacy

  • Assist with School Assignments

  • Connect Youth with Support Staff at School


Questions

QUESTIONS


Thank you

THANK YOU!

Ms. Kenyatta N. Sinclair

Director of Program Development

Dropout Prevention Services

[email protected]

414-267-8168


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