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Truancy courts are designed to assist a child in overcoming the underlying causes of truancy by reinforcing education through efforts from the school, courts, mental health providers, families, and the community.
Guidance counselors submit reports on the child's weekly progress throughout the school year, which the court uses to enable special testing, counseling, or other necessary services as required.
Truancy court is often held on the school grounds and results in the ultimate dismissal of truancy petitions if the child can be helped to attend school regularly.