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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 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

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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.

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TABS – Community Approach
  • TABS History
  • Program Management
  • Comprehensive Approach of Intervention & Support
  • Community Partnerships, Resources and Wrap-Around
  • Roles & Responsibility
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Roles & Responsibilities

Milwaukee Police Department

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Roles & Responsibilities
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
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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
thank you

THANK YOU!

Ms. Kenyatta N. Sinclair

Director of Program Development

Dropout Prevention Services

kenyattas@boysgirlsclubs.org

414-267-8168

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