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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

18th Judicial District Establishes Truancy Court


April 27, 2023

Judge Mark McConnell

In response to a rise in chronic absenteeism among students at Westland's John Glenn High School, the 18th District Court has partnered with Westland's Youth Assistance Program and Wayne-Westland Community Schools to hold informal truancy hearings at the 18th District Court.

Since February, 18th District Court Judges Sandra Ference Cicirelli and Mark A. McConnell preside over truancy hearings with at-risk students, their parents, school officials, and staff of Westland's Youth Assistance Program (YAP). The goal of the Truancy Court is to provide an intervention to inform students and parents o...

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