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Our Mission
The Mississippi Supreme Court charged the Commission on Children’s Justice with developing a statewide comprehensive approach to improving the child welfare system; coordinating the three branches of government in assessing the impact of government actions on children who are abused or neglected; and recommending changes to improve children’s safety, strengthen and support families and promote public trust and confidence in the child welfare system.

Latest News:
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img Teamwork training for child welfare professionals set for Jan. 25 in Gulfport
January 23, 2017

Teamwork training for child welfare professionals is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport.

img Teamwork training for child welfare professionals set for Jan. 18 in Madison
January 17, 2017

Teamwork training for child welfare professionals is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at Broadmoor Baptist Church, 1531 Highland Colony Parkway in Madison.

img Commission on Children’s Justice to meet on August 1 in Jackson
July 28, 2016

The Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Supreme Court of Mississippi Carroll Gartin Justice Building.

Foster parent training scheduled July 29-31 for Pine Belt Region.
July 13, 2016

A weekend of intense training for new foster parents is scheduled for July 29-31 at William Carey University in Hattiesburg.

 

img Commission on Children’s Justice to meet on May 16 in Jackson
May 10, 2016

The Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice will meet at 11 a.m. May 16 at the Capitol in Room 103.
img Judges seek community support to curb abuse and neglect in Marion County
December 2, 2015

Court officials on Dec. 1 asked Marion County residents come together as a community to tackle the growing problem of child abuse and neglect by providing volunteer services.
Adoption Day scheduled for Nov. 23 in Hattiesburg
November 12, 2015

A mass adoption ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. in Forrest County Chancery Court in Hatties-burg. Between 25 and 30 foster children are expected to be adopted into forever homes.
img Supreme Court makes appointments to Commission on Children’s Justice
September 24, 2015

The Mississippi Supreme Court announced appointments to the Commission on Children’s Justice on Thursday, Sept. 24. Court of Appeals Judge Virginia Carlton of Jackson and Rankin County Youth Court Judge Thomas Broome of Brandon are co-chairs.
img Officials work to raise awareness of human trafficking
August 19, 2015

Prosecuting prostitution charges and other misdemeanor offenses in Municipal Court gave Pat McNamara a look at life on the streets. In hindsight, though, he realized that many of those people were likely victims of human trafficking.
Rankin County follows Forrest County Safe Babies Court Team model
July 16, 2015

Forrest County is leading the way in a program to help abused and neglected infants and toddlers get the medical, mental health and social services care that they need to grow up healthy and safe.
Family law clinics set to help self-represented low-income people in North Mississippi
July 13, 2015

The Lee County Chancery Court has scheduled a free guardianship clinic July 15 in Tupelo to assist low income grandparents and other relatives to obtain documents needed to enroll children in Lee County schools.
img Judge Broome, Judge Hudson are recipients of Chief Justice Awards
July 2, 2015

Rankin County Court Judge Thomas H. Broome and Jurist in Residence John N. Hudson are recipi-ents of this year’s Chief Justice Award for their work improving the juvenile justice system.
Meeting to focus on legal representationfor low-income parents
June 16, 2015

National leaders in efforts to improve parent representation in the child welfare system will meet with Mississippi Youth Court judges and child welfare advocates June 18 and 19 in Jackson.
img Judge Hudson appointed to assist Youth Courts statewide
April 9, 2015

Court officials on Dec. 1 asked Marion County residents come together as a community to tackle the growing problem of child abuse and neglect by providing volunteer services.



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