Through our partnership with multiple community organizations and a committed staff focused on the needs of the domestic violence client, The Center for Violence Prevention advocates that every person has the right to a life free from violence.
Serving Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo Counties.
Executive Director Sandy Middleton and Senator Melanie Sojourner with Governor Phil Bryant at the signing of Senate Bill 2631, which establishes the formation of a task force to update laws and policies governing domestic violence shelters. Signed on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 will go into effect immediately
Trafficking of human beings–for sex or for labor–affects everyday people we all might encounter. It may be the woman who did your nails last week, who was lured with promises of a better life in America, or it could be your neighbor’s daughter who was blackmailed with photos she doesn’t want her parents to see. [...]
Mississippi lawmakers are seeking to tighten the state’s laws against human trafficking. Judiciary committees Tuesday approved House Bill 673 and Senate Bill 2719. The measures are meant to raise penalties and tighten rules against forcing someone to work against their will. It especially aims to crack down on forced prostitution of girls under 18. “Mississippi [...]