Truancy Intervention Project Georgia

Placement Description:

The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) was developed in 1991 by former Juvenile Court Judge Glenda Hatchett and Terry Walsh, then President of the Atlanta Bar Association.  It’s objective is to provide early, positive intervention with children reported as truants.  Volunteers work one on one with children, as advocates both in and out of the courtroom and as role models to children on the brink of school failure.

Description of Student Work:

Students MUST have Wednesday mornings and/or afternoons available .  Third-year students are preferred.  Ability to be sworn in under the Third Year Practice Act, if eligible. TIP will train.

Under the direct supervision of TIP’s Staff Attorney, students would serve as legal counsel on truancy cases and have two major roles:

1) To represent the child as both lawyer and guardian ad litem in truancy proceedings in the Fulton County Juvenile Court.

2) To be a role and advocate for the child; to assist the family in identifying and utilizing community resources; to advocate for the child in matters related to school attendance.

Student Preference:

Students eligible for 3rd year practice

Semester participation:

Fall & Spring



Ms. Caren Cloud , Staff Attorney


Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center
295 Pryor Street, SW
Suite 4122
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Atlanta , Georgia 30312-2713

Phone: (404) 613-4737