Maryland Courts

Truancy Program

Truancy Reduction Pilot Program (TRPP) in Dorchester

Maryland law requires that any child between the ages of five and sixteen attend school on a regular basis.

During the 2004 Legislative Session, Maryland State House of Delegates passed legislation granting permission to the First Judicial Circuit to establish a regional truancy reduction program.

In January 2006 the program began in Dorchester County. Truant students and their families participate in a program whose purpose is to improve attendance in children, ages five to sixteen. This project is a collaborative effort involving the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, the Dorchester County Board of Education, For All Seasons, Inc., Sailwinds Family Center, LLC, local legislative representatives and other service providers.

For more information, please refer to the TRPP brochure (pdf) and TRPP booklet (pdf).