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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
Availability of indigent parent representation increases
October 7, 2019

Six counties in north Mississippi will begin providing attorneys to represent indigent parents in abuse and neglect proceedings in Youth Courts.

Mississippi Family First Initiative One Year Anniversary Newsletter
July 24, 2019

Mississippi Family First Initiative marks first year of work to assist struggling families.

Child safety training emphasizes teamwork
May 15, 2019

This week, teams of child protection professionals from across the state gathered for training aimed at improving the child welfare system.

Teamwork for child safety training to be presented in Oxford, Madison and Gulfport
May 10, 2019

Teams of child protection professionals who work to safeguard the welfare of abused and neglected children will gather for a day of training in Oxford on May 13, in Madison on May 14 and in Gulfport on May 15.

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