Research clearly links truancy with educational failure and delinquency in youth, and with subsequent negative behavior in adulthood. In the Mobile County District Attorney’s Early Warning Truancy Prevention program, truant students and their parents receive a letter asking them to attend a meeting with the district attorney at the courthouse. During these weekly meetings, prosecutors, HFI staff, and Attendance counselors from Mobile County Public School System explain to parents and students their legal responsibilities and the risks associated with truancy.