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Cheyenne County establishes truancy diversion program


Cheyenne County commissioners approved the establishment of a truancy diversion program on Monday which will coincide with a collaborative attendance plan by Sidney Public Schools.

There are a few types of diversion programs already implemented in Cheyenne County. The county offers a four-hour defensive driving program for minor traffic violators and the juvenile court has a misdemeanor diversion program.

The truancy diversion program gives juveniles in some cases the choice between going to court or to participate in a probation type program.

"It's a less intrusive program, instead of int...

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