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Mon Oct 02, 2017 08:00 AM - Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:30 PM


634 foster stdurhamdurham, NC 27701


School-Based Truancy Court is a collaboration with Durham Public Schools designed to bring parents, teacher, administrator, counselor, and social worker to problem-solve attendance issues. The volunteer judge serves as the co-facilitator with the social worker to ask questions and find solutions that improve the student's attendance.

Truancy court often serves as a catalyst for building a strong relationship between the parent, student, and school officials. Volunteer judges must have strong communication skills, patience, empathy, and a strong interest in educating young people.

Volunteer judges will be assigned to a particular school for the year and have an established time for the court session. Sessions are generally between these times: 8 - 10, 9 - 11, or 10 - 12. There may be a court that is between 12:30 - 1 pm but not a guarantee.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 6 hours per month
  • Most truancy courts are scheduled between 8 am and 12 noon Monday-Friday.

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