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Intervention Services

Intervention Services provides early intervention for youth and families:

Truancy (RCW Chapter 28A.225):

Washington State Law requires that children between the age of 8 and 18 attend school regularly (if the child is between the ages of 6-8 and enrolled in school, the law applies). You are in violation of the Washington State Truancy Law if one or more of the following is true:

  • if a student has five (5) or more unexcused absences in one month; or
  • if a student has ten (10) or more unexcused absences in one year.

A Juvenile Probation Counselor is assigned to each Tri-County School District to provide community truancy boards, screen and process truancy petitions and contempts, provide recommendations to the court for sanctions, monitor court ordered sanctions, advocate for students/parents within the school and provide referrals to community resources.

Diversion:

Program for juveniles referred for first-time, minor offenses including recruiting, screening, monitoring, supporting and scheduling volunteer members for Community Accountability Boards; Case Management and Referral Services; Monitor compliance with Diversion Contract; Provide skill building intervention programming for youth.

At-Risk Youth (RCW Chapter 13.32A):

The law defines At-Risk Youth as an individual under the age of 18 years old who:

  • Is absent from home for more than 72 consecutive hours without consent of his/her parent(s)/guardian(s); or
  • Is beyond the control of his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) such that the child's behavior substantially endangers the health, safety, or welfare of the child or another person; or
  • Has a serious substance abuse problem for which there are no pending charges related to substance abuse.