Truancy will get you arrested. David W. Prater continues to believe that the greatest way to have kids kept off the adult criminal docket is to keep them in school.

Due to the lack of funding through the THRIVE Truancy Program, the truancy cases are now being referred to local municipalities to prosecute. In rare cases, the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office will handle the case on the misdemeanor docket as a criminal case.

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