Mississippi Commission on Children's Justice

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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
Forrest and Rankin counties to receive Safe Babies Court Team grants
November 1, 2018

Youth Courts in Forrest and Rankin counties have been approved for grants of $75,000 each to improve services for infants and toddlers.

Family First Initiative metro area meetings set
September 19, 2018

The Family First Initiative Metro Advisory Council has scheduled three meetings to discuss a pilot program aimed at preventing child neglect and reducing the number of children who are removed from their homes and placed in foster care.

Family First Initiative to meet Aug. 30 in Gautier
August 27, 2018

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Jackson County will hold its first meeting Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus in Gautier. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.

Family First Initiative to meet Aug. 28 in Cleveland
August 23, 2018

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Bolivar County will hold its first meeting Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Cleveland in the Jacob Conference Center of Ewing Hall on the campus of Delta State University.

Family First Initiative to meet Aug. 27 in Tupelo
August 23, 2018

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Lee County will hold its first meeting Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Justice Center, 200 West Jefferson Street in Tupelo.

Family First Initiative to meet Aug. 23 in Poplarville
August 20, 2018

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Pearl River County will hold its first meeting Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Pearl River Community College, 101 Highway 11 North, Poplarville.

Family First Initiative to meet Aug. 21 in Meridian
August 17, 2018

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Lauderdale County will hold its first meeting Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Riley Center in Meridian.

Family First Initiative aims to prevent child neglect
July 31, 2018

Mississippi officials have launched an effort to prevent child neglect by helping struggling families.

Indian Child Welfare Act Conference set for August 10 at Choctaw
August 3, 2017

The Seventh Annual Indian Child Welfare Act Conference will be held Aug. 10 at the Silver Star Con-vention Center at Choctaw.

Rescue 100 foster parent training scheduled July 28-30 in Wesson
July 12, 2017

Rescue 100, three days of intense training for new foster parents, is scheduled for July 28-30 at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.

Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship begins work
May 12, 2017

The Mississippi Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship met May 10 to begin work to develop recommendations to improve the way the courts protect children, vulnerable adults and estates.

Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship to meet May 10
May 9, 2017

The Mississippi Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship will meet for the first time on May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Gartin Justice Building, 450 High Street in Jackson. The meeting will be held in the first floor training room.

Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship begins work
April 13, 2017

The Supreme Court on April 13 created the Mississippi Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship to develop recommendations to improve the way the courts protect children, vulnerable adults and estates.

imgTeamwork 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, 9a.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.
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