The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) is always seeking new volunteers to help improve students' school attendance and encourage their educational engagement.
Who is Eligible to Serve?
- 1. Lawyers admitted to the Connecticut bar who are in good standing under Connecticut Superior Court Rule Sec. 2-65.
- 2. Connecticut Authorized House Counsel under Connecticut Superior Court Rule Sec. 2-15A.
- 3. Retired Connecticut attorneys practicing pursuant to Connecticut Superior Court Rule Sec. 2-55.
1. Volunteer as Lawyer and Advocate:
- 4. Law students practicing under the supervision of an attorney admitted to the Connecticut bar who is qualified under
- Connecticut Superior Court Rule Sec. 3-15. Any appearance by a legal intern in court or before an administrative body
- will be in compliance with all Connecticut Superior Court Rules.
- Volunteer's Roles:
-Always keeping in mind the best interests of the child, the attorney will advocate for school and community services and programs which will address the causes of the truancy.
-The attorney will not be required to represent the child in delinquency, special education or deprivation issues should they arise during the case, but may elect to do so.
-The attorney will identify needs in the child’s life that are contributing to the child’s truancy and will assist in locating resources to meet those needs.
-The attorney does not represent the parents/family of the child.
2. Volunteer as Role Model:
All volunteers agree to serve as a role model for the child and to assist the family in identifying and utilizing community resources.
The volunteer will work to build a positive and supportive relationship with the child.
The volunteer will encourage the child to attend school, and encourage the family to appreciate the importance of education.
The volunteer will strive to be a positive role model for the child.
Length of Service:
Attorneys are asked to commit a maximum of twelve months to provide their advocacy services for the child. The attorney can expect to devote approximately 50 hours on a case.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Truancy Intervention Project, please contact us.