Although all CASAs assist youth with successful educational completion, Educational CASAs work specifically with children who are experiencing habitual truancy. These students have missed so many class periods or days of school that they have actually been referred to truancy court. Unlike traditional CASA work, the reasons for the truancy are usually not yet uncovered. These CASAs work to identify barriers to educational success and then with the student and family to remove them. Since its inception in 2014 (initially as the “Special Truancy Advocate Program”), Educational CASAs have discovered homelessness, mental illness and even abuse.
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