If Pennsylvania wants to eliminate truancy, the first step is to take it out of the courtroom. “I hate the word ‘truancy’ — it implies criminal behavior,” said Judge Joan Byer of the Family Trial Division of Jefferson Circuit Court in Louisville, Ky.
Today, beginning at 12:45 p.m., Pennsylvania’s second Children’s Roundtable Summit will kick off at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel where more than 350 judges and children and youth service professionals are expected to collaborate with national experts to enhance county specific plans to help abused and neglected children.
HARRISBURG, May 27, 2010—United by the common goal of improving the lives of abused and neglected children, judges, children and youth service administrators, and state and local child welfare experts from throughout the Commonwealth today convened in Harrisburg to kick off the fourth Annual State Children’s Roundtable.
The roundtable meeting began in 2007 as part of…