Externship - Approved Placements
Truancy Intervention Project
3rd Year Students Only please. Students must qualify for the 3rd Year Practice Act to apply for this externship. FALL AND SPRING PLACEMENTS ONLY. The Truancy Intervention Project (“TIP”) was developed in 1991 by former Fulton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Glenda Hatchett and Terry Walsh, then President of the Atlanta Bar Association. Its objective is to provide an early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in making a difference in the lives of children in urgent need. Volunteers work one on one with children, as advocates both inside and outside the courtroom and as role models to children on the brink of school failure. Attorneys serving as legal counsel on truancy cases have two major roles: 1. To represent the child as both lawyer and Guardian ad Litem in truancy proceedings. 2. To be a role model 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. Third-year students working on the project will also represent a child in truancy proceedings before the Fulton County Juvenile court. Students will also be responsible for assisting the child and/or the child’s family in identifying and securing resources to assist the child in maintaining regular school attendance.
Caren Cloud , Supervising Attorney
395 Pryor Street Southwest
Atlanta , Georgia 30312-2713