Dallas County offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Truancy Court

411 Elm Street • Dallas, Texas 75202 • Phone: 214-653-7949 • Fax: 214-653-6586

In 2003, Dallas County created its Truancy Courts consistent with Section 2, Chapter 54, Sub-chapter V of the Texas Government Code. Judge Jenkins appoints five-full time judges to conduct hearings and makes findings of facts and conclusions of law in matters alleging violations of the Failure to Attend School and Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance policies for Dallas, Garland, Highland Park, Mesquite, Richardson independent school districts and a few charter schools. The Truancy Courts also employ a Program Coordinator and Juvenile Case Managers who also report directly to the County Judge.

For more information on the Truancy Courts, please visit:
http://www.dallascounty.org/department/countyclerk/truancy.php