Eliminates the use of detention for violation of a truancy-related court order as stated in RCW 28A.225.090, while providing more opportunities for truant youth to access services and treatments that are consistent with best practice models for reengagement with schools.
HB 1106 specifies these services and treatments to include:
- Classes and activities to engage children in productive and positive activities.
- Trauma-informed approaches to discipline
- Evidence-based treatments that are effective in supporting at-risk youth and their families, such as family and dialectical behavioral therapy.
- Culturally appropriate practices.
HB 1106 also stipulates that 25% of funds appropriated towards this purpose may be allocated as grant funds for training and 75% of the funds appropriated may be used as grant funds for provision of services and treatment.
This bill would take effect on July 1, 2020.