CFCC’s Truancy Court Program Adjusts to Virtual Delivery of Program and Services

COVID-19 and the subsequent transition to distance learning across Baltimore City has created one of the most extreme and pervasive barriers to school attendance ever confronted by CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP) Team. Without the ability to meet in person with students and families, the team has pivoted to virtual assistance and support. In recognition of the sudden and dire financial burden many families are experiencing, TCP staff are focusing on providing support and referrals for basic needs. They also continue to advocate as necessary to ensure consistent access to education and protection of legal rights for students. Families and students participating in the TCP are receiving:
  • Up-to-date instructions regarding how to access free food, hygiene products and other basic necessities
  • Information on the rapidly-changing nature of academic delivery – from work packets to online lessons
  • Continued advocacy with Baltimore City Public Schools on behalf of students experiencing homelessness and those with learning differences
  • Support regarding access to Chromebooks and internet services
  • Assistance and information regarding new COVID-related benefits
The TCP will be operating in six schools this fall: Furley Elementary School, Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore Design School (Middle/High School), Academy of College and Career Exploration (ACCE Middle/High), Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School, and The Belair-Edison Middle School. We are looking forward to a productive and successful school year.

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