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Truancy Intervention Project Announces 2014 Fall Training for New Volunteers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The Truancy Intervention Project is a pre-court intervention designed to divert the filing of a Family with Service Needs (FWSN) petition. The Project matches each attorney volunteer with a New Britain middle school student who is experiencing problems with school attendance. 

Volunteers and students commit to a 12 month enrollment in the Project. Volunteers are required to spend 3-4 hours per month with their students.


This Pro Bono opportunity to work one-on-one with a student is an ideal choice for professionals who are seeking a pro bono experience outside a courtroom setting.    

Now in its ninth year, the Project has trained over 123 lawyers and has served 141 students in New Britain. We have had considerable success in reducing excessive student absences. Our volunteers work to build relationships with their students and discover the root causes of the attendance problems. The attorney volunteers are problem solvers, advocates, and role models for the value of education. They report a high degree of personal and professional satisfaction from this opportunity for pro bono service.


Free Training

October 25, 2014

 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Connecticut Bar Association, 30 Bank Street, New Britain


Attorney volunteers are trained to:


* understand the cultural backgrounds of the children in the Project

* identify the causes of a child's truancy
recognize common legal issues that may arise in representing a child   
help direct needed social services to optimize a child's educational


For more information and to register for training please visit:



Volunteers are asked to complete a criminal background check.


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