The project is a program of The Children's Law Center of Connecticut, Inc. in cooperation with the New Britain and New Haven Public School districts. It is a pre-court intervention designed to divert the filing of a Family with Service Need (FWSN) petition. This project matches interested attorney volunteers with middle school aged children who are experiencing problems with school attendance. Project experience has shown that in many cases, truancy problems can be alleviated by having a committed adult demonstrating consistent interest in the child’s school attendance and providing a role model for the value of education. In other instances, relatively minor interventions, such as meeting with school personnel to address underlying issues that are causing truancy, or helping the child’s family access available services, have a surprisingly beneficial impact on a child’s school attendance. The project is a member of the Connecticut Pro Bono Network. Our attorney volunteers consistently tell us that their involvement in the Truancy Intervention Project has given them a great deal of personal satisfaction.
Supported by: American Savings Foundation Newman’s Own Foundation Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Connecticut Bar Foundation New Haven County Bar Foundation Connecticut Legal Services New Haven Legal Assistance The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, Inc. Connecticut Bar Association
Project Offices: 16 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051 426 State Street, New Haven, CT 06510