Focus on Attendance Partnership

Communication and collaboration among education, human services and the courts is critical to positive school attendance. Families and children are often involved in multiple systems, and all of them have some responsibility in ensuring that children attend school regularly in order to succeed.

The Allegheny County Focus on Attendance Partnership

Focus on Attendance is a partnership between Department of Human Services, The Allegheny Intermediate Unit Truancy Prevention Program, Juvenile Probation, and local public schools. These entities all share responsibility for assisting families and children with the concerns of poor school attendance.  This program will work with Student Service staff to connect students and families to community resources so that attendance issues do not get in the way of educational success.

The goal of the Partnership is to implement the five recommendations from Pennsylvania Educational Success and Truancy Prevention State Roundtable and to establish a consistent county-wide approach to truancy that encourages positive school attendance.  

Click the link to access the referral form the Department of Human Services.

Please email to the address at the bottom of the form.


Carlena Jenkins 412-350-7118

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