Truancy Intervention Project Honored for work with County youth | Print |

At the most recent meeting of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the Truancy Intervention Project was honored with a proclamation for their efforts in combating chronic school absenteeism in Fulton County.    

“I am overjoyed to show support for an organization that provides at-risk youth with the advocacy, resources and services necessary to ensure good attendance and success in school,” says Fulton County Commission Vice Chairman Lee Morris. “Their work has helped put so many of our young people back on track, and this honor is truly deserved.”
 
The organization provides resources and intervention services to children who are chronically absent from school and, as a result, either become involved with the local juvenile court or are referred for early intervention at the school level. Since 1992, TIP has helped nearly 11,000 children in Fulton County, with an overall success rate exceeding 85 percent. More than a thousand Atlanta attorneys have donated over 39,000 hours of their time, valued at well over $5 million, to Truancy Intervention Project cases.  
 
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