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Helping Montgomery Families Initiative (HMFI)

From the Offices District Attorney and MPS Superintendent

 

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Public School System have partnered to form the Helping Montgomery Families Initiative (HMFI). Its mission is to identify and intervene with youth who have been suspended but not yet arrested.

Truancy and serious misconduct at school may lead to juvenile delinquency or worse. Laws require parents/guardians to make sure that their children attend school, and that they behave themselves appropriately in class.

HMFI will coordinate a wide range of community agencies and organizations to assist suspended students and families so that the student can return to school without further problems.

On the first serious ‘B’ violation, the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive a warning letter from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. The student’s principal and central office will be notified of the letter.

On the second ‘B’ or first ‘C’ violation, the suspended student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must participate in the HMFI family assessment and intervention plan.

Failure of the student or parent(s)/guardian(s) to fully cooperate or subsequent ‘B’ or ‘C’ violations may result in taking legal action against the student and/or parent(s)/guardian(s).

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Public School System want your child to be successful. The Helping Montgomery Families Initiative is the resource for helping a suspended child to overcome barriers to success in school and life.

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