Three from Atlanta Office Earn TIP Volunteer Recognition
March 26, 2012
Atlanta Associate Jacquelyn Schell and Paralegals Stephanie Roberts and Diane Wiles have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Truancy Intervention Project Georgia Volunteer of the Year award.
The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) was developed in 1991 by former Fulton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Glenda Hatchett and Terry Walsh, then president of the Atlanta Bar Association. Its objective is to provide an early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. TIP partners trained attorney and non-attorney volunteers with children in the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School Systems who are chronically absent from school and, as a result, have either become involved in the juvenile court or are referred for early intervention at the school level.
A reception will be held from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the TIP volunteers. The Volunteer of the Year winner will be announced at the reception.