The Eighth Judicial District Court’s Truancy Diversion Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Truancy Diversion Judges to work with the Clark County School District and Charter School Authority in an effort to reduce absenteeism in schools.
A TDP Judge commits one morning each week to preside over a truancy calendar at an assigned school. Wearing a judicial robe, the TDP judge, an educational liaison and a family advocate meet with students and their families to address each student’s attendance record, behavioral issues and barriers to regular school attendance.
The TDP judge imparts formality to the proceedings while also providing students with an approachable authority figure. The interaction between the judge and family provides participants with enhanced social skills, a sense of empowerment, and an increased appreciation for the value of education.
Total time commitment: 2.5 hours per week for the length of the semester or year.
Have questions, or ready to get involved? Contact the Truancy Diversion Program at TDP@clarkcountycourts.us.