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Troutman Sanders Receives Champion for Children Award from Truancy Intervention Project

04.27.18

ATLANTA – Troutman Sanders has received the Champion for Children Award from the Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) in recognition of its volunteer efforts with the nonprofit organization. TIP works to increase student attendance and success by pairing trained volunteers with children and their families. Volunteer attorneys assist in truancy cases, representing children in the courts. Non-attorneys serve as guardians and role models, helping with early intervention.

“We are honored to support TIP and celebrate their work in helping decrease chronic absenteeism in schools,” said Partner Bob Edwards, who heads the firm’s Pro Bono Committee in Atlanta. “As a firm, we encourage staff and attorneys to give back in meaningful ways to improve the community in which we live and work.”

TIP honored Troutman Sanders with the volunteer award because of its work over the past year that helped expand TIP’s reach in the legal community and increased benefits for children and their families. The firm hosted an informational session about TIP and a CLE seminar, which helped boost awareness of the organization and its work.

The award was presented on April 24 at TIP’s 20th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Associate Billy Baucom, who volunteers with TIP, accepted on the firm’s behalf. Associate Kevin Coleman and Pro Bono Manager Terri Hendley also were recognized in the program for leading the firm’s efforts with TIP.

About the Truancy Intervention Project
Founded in 1991, the Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) strives to decrease chronic absenteeism by pairing trained volunteers with children and their families to provide them with the advocacy, resources and services necessary to ensure good attendance and success in school. Originating in Fulton County, TIP provides resources and intervention services to children who are chronically absent from school and, as a result, either become involved with the local juvenile court or are referred for early intervention at the school level. See truancyproject.org for more information.

About Troutman Sanders
With a diverse practice mix, workforce and footprint, Troutman Sanders has cultivated its reputation for a higher commitment to client care for over 120 years. Ideally positioned to help clients across sectors realize their business goals, the firm’s 650 attorneys transact for growth, resolve mission-threatening disputes and navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges. See troutman.com for more information.

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