Truancy Assessment and Resource Center (TARC) is a one-stop resource center for truancy intervention services and supports. TARC’s target population includes middle and high school students who attend the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The center receives referrals from local community-based organizations, SFUSD administrators, San Francisco Police and Sheriff Offices, representatives from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, parents/caregivers, and other partners. TARC delivers truancy intervention services through case management to youth who are habitually or chronically truant (e.g., more than 10 unexcused absences). Additionally, TARC provides educational advocacy by working with SFUSD teacher and principals to place students, establish information and referral protocols, and conduct bio/psycho/social assessments to identify areas of need. In total, the primary goal of TARC is to reconnect and re-engage truant students with academic environments so that they improve their daily attendance rates and move closer to successful high school graduation and/or academic program completion.

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