Truancy Intervention Project

Who We Are

The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) is a dropout prevention program. TIP serves children in Atlanta Public and Fulton County Schools who are chronically absent from school and as a result, either become involved with the Fulton County Juvenile Court or are referred for early intervention at the school level.

By pairing trained legal professionals who are willing to donate their time and services, with children and their families, TIP strives to decrease absenteeism rates and provide families with the resources and services necessary to ensure good attendance and success in school. TIP volunteers not only contribute their time to serve as legal counsel in juvenile court proceedings, but also serve as caring advocates and mentors for the child and family.

Who We Serve

  • Bibb County
  • Chatham County
  • Dougherty County
  • Douglas County
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Hall County
  • Muscogee County
  • Newton County
  • Rockdale County
  • Walker County
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials

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We serve by referral from the school system. Please contact your child's school social worker for more information about filing a petition.

The Truancy Intervention Project and Kids In Need of Dreams also provides mentoring services to those who it represents. The Project also conducts training seminars once per month as well as client orientation seminars. Clients can join the Boys & Girls Clubs for additional community services. Additionally, the Project sponsors an annual back to school party and an end of the year incentive program (Winners for Life) for its clients. Call (404) 224-4741 for more information.

General Contact Information

Truancy Intervention Project
395 Pryor Street SW (map)
Suite 4122
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 224-4741

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