Gartin Building Court Room Alcove
Mississippi Commission on Children's Justice



Parent Representation Leadership Team

Judge Tom Broom, Rankin County Court and Youth Court Judge, Co-Chairman
Judge John Hudson, Jurist in Residence, Mississippi Supreme Court, Co-Chairman
Justice Dawn Beam, Mississippi Supreme Court, Judicial Advisor
Deanna Graves, Youth Court Programs Director, CIP Director, Administrative Office of Courts
Judge Carlyn Hicks, Hinds County Youth Court Judge
Judge Sharon Sigalas, Jackson County Youth Court Judge
Andre' DeGruy, Office of State Public Defender
Beau Rudder, Office of State Public Defender
Brenda Locke, Office of State Public Defender
Isabel Blanco, Casey Family Programs
Christopher Church, Casey Family Programs
Susan Weiss, Consultant, Casey Family Programs
Mimi Laver, American Bar Association
Jennifer Morgan, Parent Attorney, Desoto County
Patti Marshall, The Children's Foundation of Mississippi
Taylor Cheeseman, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services

Parent Representation Task Force

Judge Tom Broom, Rankin County Court and Youth Court Judge, Co-Chairman
Judge John Hudson, Jurist in Residence, Mississippi Supreme Court, Co-Chairman
Justice Dawn Beam, Mississippi Supreme Court, Judicial Advisor
Judge Latrice Westbrooks, Mississippi Court of Appeals
Deanna Graves, Youth Court Programs Director, CIP Director, Administrative Office of Courts
Judge Carlyn Hicks, Hinds County Youth Court Judge
Judge Craig Treadway, Desoto County Youth Court Judge
Judge Sharon Sigalas, Jackson County Youth Court Judge
Andre' deGruy, Director, Office of State Public Defender
Beau Rudder, Office of State Public Defender
Brenda Locke, Office of State Public Defender
Kelly Williams, Appeals Attorney, Office of State Public Defender
Randy Pierce, Director, Mississippi Judicial College
Bill Charlton, Research Counsel, Mississippi Judicial College
David Calder, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Child Advocacy Center, University of Mississippi
Isabel Blanco, Casey Family Programs
Christopher Church, Casey Family Programs
Susan Weiss, Consultant, Casey Family Programs
Dean Patricia Bennett, Dean, Mississippi College School of Law
Shirley Kennedy, Director of Children's Advocacy Program, Mississippi College School of Law
Deanne Mosley, Executive Director, Mississippi Bar
Nicole McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Access to Justice Commission, Director of MS Bar's Access to Justice Initiative
Mimi Laver, American Bar Association
Jennifer Morgan, Parent Attorney, Desoto County
Chaka Smith, Parent Attorney, Bolivar County
Patti Marshall, The Children's Foundation of Mississippi
Sam Buchanan, Director, Mississippi Center for Legal Services
Taylor Cheeseman, Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
Tonya Rogillio, Deputy Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
Toni Kersh, Department of Education
Taylor Cheeseman, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services