The Keeping Kids in School Initiative (KKIS) began in May 2015 and provides case management services for truant K-12 students and their families at select sites across Sonoma County. KKIS is funded by a 3-year Justice Assistance Grant won by the Probation Department in an effort to provide early intervention and prevent school disconnection and future entry into the justice system. Last year, in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, we provided services to seven school districts throughout Sonoma County and over 170 families.
KKIS has been lucky to have the support of many individuals and organizations throughout our community and we are especially grateful for the generous financial contributions made to KKIS by the City of Santa Rosa (Measure O mini-grant) and the John Jordan Foundation (donation) to increase interventions and support for our students, families, and schools. As KKIS enters its second school year of implementation, we are excited to announce the addition of two case managers to our project team. These additions will allow us to expand services to other school districts Sonoma County not currently served by KKIS. If you know of a school district interested in accessing KKIS services next year, please direct them to http://www.sonoma-county.org/probation/news/index.htm to obtain more information about qualifications and the application procedure. Application Forms are due by August 17, 2016.
Contact: Lisa Valente, (707) 565-6261