[Dallas, TX] – [This year, on Wednesday, July 10th 2013 (tomorrow), the Dallas County Truancy Court will have a graduation celebration called NEXT LEVEL. This event will celebrate the accomplishments of a group of identified students who have completed the Dallas County Truancy Court program as high school graduates for the 2013 school year. Our service providers are assisting us with the event by making monetary donations and providing services to the students at no charge. The event will assist students with the necessary steps to get them to the NEXT LEVEL in life.]
Of the 19 students who were identified and invited to the event, 16 have confirmed their attendance. Fifteen of these students are planning to attend some type of college or vocational/technical school. The students will be given a “tool bag” with items that all students can use such as school supplies, toiletries, and other necessities. The students will be also be provided job and college readiness skills.
WHAT: NEXT LEVEL Dallas County Truancy Court Graduation, 2013
WHEN: Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 11 am
WHERE: Central Truancy Court
410 S. Beckley Ave., Dallas TX
In 2003, Dallas County Truancy Courts became County Constitutional Courts established to hear Failure to Attend School and Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.
Truancy Court Mission
To provide a timely and consistent response to address truancy issues within Dallas County. The Court focuses on identifying meaningful services that will address and correct truant behavior. Each year, the court evaluates operations, outcomes, and procedures in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community. Our effort to improve the community is often a collaborative effort with our Service Providers. Each year, the Dallas County Truancy Court accepts applications from community service providers that allow them to provide services to the students and families that are referred to the court. Our service providers work closely with the student and their family to address any issues that may have been identified by the court.
The entire Truancy Court staff is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of these students. We hope NEXT LEVEL develops into something big that future graduates can be proud of and look forward to.
- STUDENT available to talk about their experience with Truancy Court Program
- Case Worker
- Trina Crosby
Contact: Trina Crosby
Program Coordinator, Dallas County Truancy Court