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JAC featured in The Reader:

“Shawne Coonfare, Director of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), says the JAC’s general philosophy is if a youth is eligible to be diverted from formal court processing, then they need to do that. 'It’s really more about supporting youth and young people in what they need than keeping them out of court. What’s most important to us is that we are supporting the young citizens of Douglas County. And, by doing that, many of them don’t need to proceed to court.'”...

Read the full article at: https://thereader.com/news/juvenile-justice-advocacy-working-to-help-local-youth/

Read more on Juvenile Justice efforts in Douglas County at: https://thereader.com/news/unequal-justice-juvenile-detention-numbers-are-down-but-bias/

September is School Attendance Awareness Month!

  • Why is attendance so important in September? Students who miss fewer than 2 days in September typically have good attendance rates for the entire year.
  • Missing 10% of school days, just 2 days each month, can put children at risk of academic failure.
  • 7.5 million students miss 10% of school year nationwide. That’s 135 million days total.
  • A student who is chronically absent in high school is 7.4X more likely to dropout.
  • What is chronic absenteeism? It's when a student misses more than 18 school days a year. During the 2015-16 school year, approximately13,000 students in the Greater Omaha Metro were chronically absent.
  • #SchoolEveryDay #ThereEveryDay

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