At School

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office

September is
Attendance Awareness Month

Helpful tools for a successful attendance campaign.


Attorney General's 2015
In School & On Track

The new ‘In School + On Track’ report from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows truancy and chronic absence is still high, but it’s a solvable problem.

"Every Day Counts" - Attendance Toolkit

The attendance toolkit, Every Day Counts, is available.
Every Day Counts (PDF 6.5Mb)

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is committed to addressing the epidemics of chronic absenteeism and habitual truancy. We are highly aware of the correlation between poor school attendance during childhood and teen years and eventual involvement in the criminal justice system. This Office is dedicated to working together with educators, school administrators, law enforcement, health professionals and community based organizations to ensure that our youth attend school every day and graduate ready to succeed in college and work.

Many excellent programs, interventions and strategies exist to keep students present and engaged in school. This web site aims to gather in one place the information, tools and resources that we believe will prove valuable in this joint endeavor.

For more information, contact Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick

Alameda County Parent Truancy Court Graduation
Watch Truancy Court in Action!