ECC & ECC School Attendance Task Force Special Events, Programs, Webinars, and Panels

Events and presentations that supplement the goals of the SATF appear on this page whenever possible. It's a good idea to check back regularly as we never know what might be in the planning stages.


ECC Agenda for May 29, 2019, now available—click here to download pdf

The Los Angeles Supervisors discuss the expansion of educational and career resources for youth within the county's juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

A comprehensive update to the ECC Strategic Plan 2016-2021 has posted:

Click here to read online:

Click here to download a PDF version:

The updated action plan for the Juvenile Arrests & Incarcerations work group is now available.

Download the action plan here:   Juvenal Arrests WG Action Plan Update

The report "Children and Youth Services Review: The current state of truancy reduction programs and opportunities for
enhancement in Los Angeles County" is available.

Download the report, Children and Youth Services Review, here:   Meeting agenda 4-30

Workgroup resources mentioned during the August 13 SATF meeting are available.

Download the Draft Workgroup Structure here:   Meeting agenda 4-30
Download the 8.13.15 Action Plan Template here: Meeting agenda 4-30
Both files are pdf

The results of the SATF member survey are available.

Download member survey results here:   Meeting agenda 4-30

LCAP Report—The LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Summary and Summary Tables are now available on the ECC Reports page

This Report (Los Angeles LCAPs Reviewed: How did the 80+ Los Angeles County school districts address the needs of foster youth in their Year 1 Local Control and Accountability Plans?) contains one-page summaries of each district's LCAP as they relate to foster youth. The "Summary Tables" are a companion tool to the report.

City Year, Partnership for LA Schools, and Dignity in Schools Campaign Event

What Works in School Culture& Climate: A Community Convening
Mejores Prácticas en la Cultura y Ambiente Escolar: Una Reunión de la Comunidad
February 28, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Roosevelt High School, 456 S. Matthews Street Los Angeles, CA 90033

Download Flyer: What Works Flyer


Comprehensive School Safety and Mental Health Conference

The Alhambra Unified School District invites you to attend a Comprehensive School Safety and Mental Health Conference that will be held October 23-24, 2014, at the Grapevine Arbor—Padillo Room, 324 South Mission Dr., San Gabriel CA.

  Click here to download the flyer:  GTS Logo

  Click here to download a registration form:  GTS Logo

Online registration for the 16th Annual Dr. Hershel Swinger Memorial Partnership Conference is now open.

The 16th Annual Dr. Hershel Swinger Memorial Partnership Conference on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (Cal. State L.A.) is an extraordinary, one-day event which brings together hundreds of judges, lawyers, child welfare social workers, mental health professionals, probation officers, educators, advocates, and many other professionals associated with the dependency and delinquency court systems to learn the latest research and practices.

This year, twenty-six workshops will be offered led by experts and practioners from the fields of law, social work, education, probation, mental health, medicine, and other disciplines. Dr. David Sanders, Executive Vice President at Casey Family Programs and Chair of L.A. County's Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, will serve as this year's conference keynote speaker.

Registration fee is $40 per person and includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch and a late afternoon reception and poster session. MCLEs and CEUs will also be available for licensed practitioners.

Space is limited.

Click here to go to th online registration form:    Hershel Conference Link

If you have any questions about the conference or how to register, please contact Harkmore Lee, Director, Center on Child Welfare at Cal State L.A. at or (323) 343-6880.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

1st Floor DCFS Conference Room
Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr.
Monterey Park, CA 91754


CA Dept of Education Truancy Data 2013

The California Department of Education released 2012-13 school year expulsion, suspension, and truancy data on its publicly accessible database, DataQuest. You can look up data school discipline data on a state, county, district, and school level by scrolling down to "Expulsion, Suspension, and Truancy" option in the "Subject" tab:

Dataquest screen capture showing menu

New Resources

A summary and full report of the Department of Public Health assess­ment of the poten­tial costs and bene­fits of pro­viding free trans­porta­tion pass­es to stu­dents in Los Angeles County are available in the SATF Library.



This event is over but you may want to make contact for followup information if available.

The Future of Restorative Justice in LAUSD Schools

Dialogue convened by Juvenile Delinquency Judge Donna Groman
in partnership with the Restorative Justice Project of Loyola Marymount University
and the LA Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign.

Please RSVP to Ruth Cusick at


This event is over but you may want to make contact for followup information if available.


Dignity in Schools Logo

Call in info: 719-387-4001 extension 686221 (We have a toll free number available, please contact us if you need it).

Join us for the fifth in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. The Code is based on the best practices, research and experiences of students, parents, educators and advocates from around the country, and provides a human rights-based framework for education, with specific recommended language that schools and districts can adopt to stop school pushout and end the school-to-prison pipeline.

This webinar will focus on Restorative Justice, found in chapter 3 of the Model Code. We will be joined by DSC members from Chicago, Sacramento, Portland and Long Beach who will share about their own successes and challenges in advocating for and implementing Restorative Justice.

To learn more about the Dignity in Schools Campaign visit:

Sign up here to get information about the Model Code, including upcoming webinars and trainings in your community:

Dignity in Schools Newsletter link


If you have any other questions, please contact the DSC campaign coordinator at or 212-253-1710 x 312.

Model Code Training

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Specific strategies to resolve conflicts and improve school climate through Restorative Practices and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Thursday, August 1, 2013
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please RSVP to Karen Roque at or (213) 346-3265

This training serves as a follow up to our DSC "Introduction to the Model Code." If you were unable to join us for the first training, we still encourage your attendance at this training as we'll be going through interactive training exercises on Restorative Practices and PBIS that will be accessible/useful even without our introduction training.

About the Model Code

The Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity presents a set of recommended policies to schools, districts and legislators to help end school push out and protect the human rights to education, dignity, participation and freedom from discrimination.

Click on the cover image to download the Model Code:  Model Code link

Update to Comprehensive Approach to Improving Student Attendance in Los Angeles County

A Guide to School-Community Best Practices serves as a follow up to A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Student Attendance in Los Angeles County released by the School Attendance Task Force in February 2012. In its report, the Task Force highlighted holistic and comprehensive models to address the root causes of attendance challenges and to build multi-stakeholder solutions to this issue in Los Angeles County. Since the Report was largely focused on recommendations for entities like school districts, law enforcement agencies and the courts, the Task Force recognized that a greater understanding of the role that the community could play in promoting positive attendance was key. This Best Practices Guide serves as a first step towards that implementation goal.

 New Online Resources

The ECC's School Attendance Task Force is pleased to announce that the web-friendly version of its technical manual, How to Improve School Attendance: A Practical Guide for Schools and School Districts, is now available on the SATF Library page. It includes extensive resource material on several major aspects of attendance, including attendance intervention and protocols, student discipline and positive behavioral support, parent involvement, and school/community partnerships.

The PDF version of the original full manual — at 200+ pages — is still available for download as a pdf, but the web-friendly version is easier to navigate, both in regular browsers and on hand-held devices.

We hope this is helpful to everyone!

Just Released!

How to Improve School Attendance: A Practical Guide for School and School Districts

Available online now in the Task Force Library under SATF Published Reports.

See related news about online version of this resource.

Recent Events:

Second Annual Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference

These events are over but you may want to make contact for followup information if available.

The Second Annual Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference was held at the California Endowment on May 6 & 7, 2013. For further information, contact: or call 310.393.3201.

Recommended Webinar: Making the Case for Positive Approaches to Discipline

January 16th, 2013, at 4:00pm ET
January 17th, 2013, at 11:00am ET

This webinar will examine the impact of punitive and exclusionary school discipline approaches and identify traditional school discipline practices that are known to be ineffective. It will also showcase community examples of positive alternatives to school discipline that reduce student alienation, increase student engagement, and decrease justice system involvement.

For information and registration:  Safe Supportive Logo


Recommended Webinar: The Multi-Tiered Behavioral Health Prevention Framework

January 23, 2013, at 4:00pm ET

This webinar will focus on how the use of discretionary discipline practices focused on prevention and early intervention can transform schools into supportive learning environments for all students. Presenters will describe the multi-tiered behavioral health prevention framework and share community examples of how schools and secure care facilities are applying the framework to create more supportive discipline policies and practices.

For information and registration:   Alternative Learning Logo

The Gift of Attendance — November/December 2012

This is a package suggesting seasonal messaging from Attendance Works directed to parents and caregivers to create awareness of the benefits of regular school attendance.     

     You may still download this document in PDF format:  Attendance Works 

Why Are California Schools Suspending More Students Than They Graduate? — September 2012

A statewide hearing examining new Federal civil rights data and exploring alternative discipline policies that work for all students was sponsored by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and The California Endowment, featuring Russlynn H. Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

       Download a PDF of the attendance details here: Statewide Hearing Flyer