Domestic abuse study group to meet Nov. 12

November 10, 2008

The Commission for Study of Domestic Abuse Proceedings will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Gartin Justice Building in Jackson.

The meeting will be in the fourth floor large conference room. Visitors must check in at the security desk on the first floor.

The Mississippi Supreme Court, acting on a request from the Mississippi Attorney General, created the Commission for Study of Domestic Abuse Proceedings in an order signed May 21. Supreme Court Justice Ann H. Lamar of Senatobia and Special Assistant Attorney General Heather Wagner of Jackson are co-chairs of the 23-member Commission.

The Commission is expected to submit a report to the Court by Dec. 1. The Supreme Court said that the Commission report’s findings and recommendations should consider victim safety, equal access to the courts by victims and accused parties, due process, and offender accountability.