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.