Truancy

THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TRUANCY PROGRAM

Our office seeks to combat absenteeism and truancy among our school aged youth who reside in Dona Ana County. In effort to ensure procedural consistency county wide, our office is requesting that the following procedures be followed. Documents for each section are attached for your convenience.

Upon taking office, District Attorney Mark D’Antonio made it top priority to develop a truancy program that truly addresses the issue with a specialized focus on elementary age students. We have developed this procedure that will facilitate the enforcement of the Compulsory School Attendance Law. This will allow for our office to fulfill our commitment to holding parents accountable for failing to send their children to school.

Please refer to the attached pdf documents in their sequential order when initiating the truancy report packet. You can download the documents by clicking the buttons at the top of this page.