Truancy Orientation Law

Truancy Orientation Law was developed to provide youth and their parent(s)/guardian(s) with a working knowledge of Texas state truancy laws and the possible consequences for violating such laws. The class is designed to help youth struggling with chronic truancy overcome their obstacles and stay in school. Truancy Orientation Law also addresses many of the other issues related to chronic truancy including family communication, drug and alcohol use, decision-making skills and parental control.

The course features curriculum for both youth and parent(s)/guardian(s) with the objective to prevent students from progressing into, or further into, the juvenile justice system and to improve overall family functions with the intent to provide families with an action plan to get their child back in school and out of trouble.

Through the Truancy Orientation Law class, participants will learn about:

  • Texas state truancy laws
  • Consequences for violating state truancy laws
  • Methods for improved family communication
  • Skills necessary for parent(s)/guardian(s) to take charge of their child's education
  • The differences between the adult lives of and future opportunities for high school drop-outs and high school graduates
  • The responsibilities of adulthood and the importance of education
  • Family values systems, strengths and resources

Truancy Orientation Law is a five (5) hour, interactive course for truant youth AND their parent(s)/guardian(s). The classes are held on Saturdays at various community locations.

There is a fee required to attend this class.

For more information about the Truancy Orientation Law class
please call Dallas Challenge at 972.566.4680
or e-mail:

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