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Hinds County Youth Court implements early truancy intervention
August 9, 2021

Hinds County Youth Court Judge Carlyn Hicks has created a truancy early intervention program that aims to identify kids who skip school and keep them in classes and out of trouble.

New members appointed to Access to Justice Commission
August 4, 2021

Hancock County Court Judge Trent Favre, Harrison County Law Library Director Stephen T. Johnson and Jackson attorneys Cynthia Lee and Julian D. Miller have been appointed to the Access to Justice Commission. Hinds Chancery Judge Tiffany Grove of Raymond and Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Michelle Clouse of Fulton were reappointed to the Commission.

Hinds Youth Court celebrates 185 children reunited with families
June 25, 2021

One hundred and eighty-five colorful balloons were released Friday morning, June 25, at the Hinds County Youth Court, each representing a child who has been reunited with family during the past year.

Hinds Youth Intervention Court Celebrates Family Day
May 28, 2021

An aspiring chef, an artistic entrepreneur and a recent high school graduate were among the teens recognized Friday during Family Day at the Hinds County Youth Intervention Court.

Court and CPS collaboration spotlighted in Round 3 Report for Legal and Judicial Communities
February 23, 2021

Collaboration between the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services and the judiciary was in the spotlight in the "Child and Family Services Reviews Round 3 Report for Legal and Judicial Communities" issued last week by the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Families reunited in Hinds County Youth Court receive Thanksgiving meals
November 26, 2020

Social services workers on Wednesday delivered Thanksgiving food boxes to 15 families who were recently reunited with their children in Hinds County Youth Court.

Housing assistance may prevent separation of children from parents
November 19, 2020

A study of child neglect cases in Hinds and Washington counties seeks to determine whether providing housing assistance to struggling families could avoid the possibility of children being removed from parents’ custody.

Sandra Parks, longtime champion of issues affecting children, died Nov. 10
November 11, 2020

Sandra Parks, longtime champion of issues affecting children, died Nov. 10

Judges elect conference officers
November 6, 2020

Chancellor Rhea Sheldon of Purvis recently was elected chair of the Conference of Chancery Court Judges. ChancellorRobert G. Clark III of Lexington was elected vice-chair, and Chancellor Larry Little of Oxford was re-elected secretary-treasurer.

Justice Dawn Beam honored with Beacon of Justice Award
October 29, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam was honored Oct. 28 as the recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Beacon of Justice Award.

Carlyn Hicks appointed Hinds County Court Judge
July 14, 2020

Newly appointed Hinds County Court Judge Carlyn M. Hicks took the oath of office on Tuesday, July 14.