For Dallas County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information, please click the links below:
COVID-19 Main Site    |    COVID-19 Vaccine & Registration Information / Información de Registro y Vacunas COVID-19
Cares Act Funding    |    Emergency Housing Assistance Programs (EHAPS)    |    Reopenings and Operational Updates

Truancy Court

Truancy Court

Administration Building - 411 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7949 • Fax: (214) 653-6586
E-mail: dcjudge@dallascounty.org

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:
https://www.dallascounty.org/government/county-clerk/truancy/