The U.S. Sentencing Commission just released a new report that has some interesting information about recidivism among federal offenders. Those who do not finish high school are considered at higher risk to re-offend. This is a link to the study http://www.ussc.gov/news/press-releases-and-news-advisories/march-9-2016.
The District Court Truancy Diversion Program is working to keep kids in school and on track to graduate https://eighthjdcourt.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/join-the-movement-to-improve-graduation-rates-in-clark-county/.