Welcome to IATDP


President’s Message

Welcome to our website, we’re glad you’re here. Members of the IATDP are practitioners worldwide representing every aspect of truancy, dropout, and delinquency prevention. We strive to offer opportunities- through annual conferences, our peer-reviewed journal, and our listserv- that prompt critical conversations and encourage the sharing of best practices for keeping kids engaged and in school. We hope you’ll join us! See you in San Antonio in October 2014!

Wendy Brower
Past President

The IATDP works to keep students in school. Ideally, schools should provide such an engaging and enriching experience that students would want to be in place to participate. But, many students are opting out of public education, or any education program. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?


One of the Goals of the IATDP is to provide information about programs to keep children in school. One way that we do this is via our Annual Conference which will be held this year in San Antonio, Texas. We would love to have you participate in this information sharing and hearing officer training event. Please click on the picture of the Alamo at right for more information about this year’s conference.


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Call For Papers

We would like to showcase the work of our members in the semiannual journal. This is our call for papers for the Spring 2014 Issue with submission cutoff of 15 March.



The executive committee of the IATDP has approved the publishing of back issues of the Journal of the IATDP on this web site. The 2013 Spring Issue is now available on the Journal menu page.



Would you like to have your e-mail address added to our IATDP group e-mail list so that you can receive timely notification of updates to this site? Then, click here to request addition to the list. Or send an e-mail to iatdp@comcast.net from the address that you want added, with the words “Add Me” in the subject line. We will send you an e-mail invitation to join. We also invite all conference registrants to become members of the list serve so that we can easily disseminate information about the conference. Upon receipt of your verification, we will add you to our group list. Similarly, if you later want to be removed from the list, click here and send your unsubscribe request.



IATDP Program of the Year Award Nomination

IATDP Jimmie Thacker, Jr. Person of the Year Award Nomination


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Our News

Executive Director, Ronnie Land, and 2013-2014 President, Wendy Brower, attended the CASCWA Conference in Leemore, California where they shared information about the IATDP and recruited to expand our membership there. More >>