Parents – Chronic Truancy

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Parent Accountability and Chronic Truancy (PACT)
Parents and guardians can be criminal prosecuted if they fail to supervise their minor children and those children commit crimes or miss school. While prosecution of a parent or guardian is a last resort, it will be considered when it is apparent that adults who are supposed to be responsible for children fail to exercise that responsibility. For more information, click on the subjects below:

• Fact Sheet: Parent Accountability and Chronic Truancy (P.A.C.T.) Program (pdf)
• Letter to LBUSD Parents (pdf)
• News about P.A.C.T. (pdf)

Click on one of the following links to watch videos about the Truancy Law in Long Beach.
City of Long Beach Truancy Program
Brad Pomerance Interview with Doug Haubert City Prosecutor
France Channel 2 Interview with Doug Haubert City Prosecutor

Thank you for viewing this site, if you have any questions about the PACT program, please call my office at 562-570-5600.