Project U-Turn Fellow, Truancy Intervention & Prevention Fellow
The DHS Truancy Intervention and Prevention Services (TIPS) Unit is requesting the expertise of a Project U-turn Fellow to assess the framework of our program, review our provisional standards, identify systemic barriers and provide concrete recommendations to improve the services of our DHS subcontracted providers. We are also seeking additional recommendations to improve the truancy process of Regional Truancy Court; a process which is undergirded by cross-system collaboration between the School District of Philadelphia, Family Court & the Philadelphia Department of Human Services to ensure the careful and timely review of youth specific truancy matters for Philadelphia county families.
In summary, the DHS- Project U-turn Fellow will be required to evaluate the effectiveness of existing standards of practice and identify new evidence-based truancy reduction strategies and truancy case management service models to promote community involvement, shift local paradigms, and implement a demonstrated approach to further the engagement of families, advance their awareness of state truancy laws, and streamline their connection to community-based resources to better mediate factors related to truancy. Read More