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ORGANIZATION: Family Court Truancy Diversion Program

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The Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking volunteer Truancy Diversion judges to work with the Clark County School District and the Clark County Charter Schools to reduce absenteeism in school in an effort to reduce the number of youth entering the formal juvenile justice system.

The Role of a TDP Judge

TDP judges make a difference in the lives of the children and families who appear before them. A TDP judge commits one morning each week to preside over a truancy calendar at an assigned CCSD/Charter school. Wearing a judicial robe, the TDP judge, an educational liaison and a family advocate meet with students and their families to address each student’s attendance record, behavioral issues and barriers to regular school attendance.

The Judge encourages and rewards positive behavior, with incentives provided by the TDP program for student’s progress. If a student is not following the program guidelines, consequences such as essay writing, agreed upon removal of privileges at home, etc. are utilized.

The TDP judge imparts authority to the proceedings while also providing students with an approachable authority figure. The interaction between judge and family provides participants with enhanced social skills and a sense of increased empowerment, leading to more effective parenting, better family communication and an increased appreciation for the value of education. The total time commitment is approximately 2.5 hours per week for the duration of the upcoming school year.

1 Shift

  • morning / 07:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    About 2 1/2 hours depending on assigned school
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Family Court Truancy Diversion Program

Location:

601 N Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101, US

Mission Statement

The Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking volunteer Truancy Diversion judges to work with the Clark County School District and the Clark County Charter Schools to reduce absenteeism in school in an effort to reduce the number of youth entering the formal juvenile justice system.

Description

Truancy is a complex community problem and is considered a "gateway crime," as youth involved in the juvenile court system generally are truant youths. Truancy is directly correlated with socio-economic problems related to ethnicity and poverty.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Las Vegas, NV 89101

(36.16971,-115.1237)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The total time commitment is approximately 2.5 hours per week.
  • Background in law enforcement, education, legal field, or mental health/social services helpful. Able to serve as a mentor.

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