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SB 2631 Domestic Violence Task Force Bill

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

Tackling Human Trafficking in Mississippi

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. […]

Lawmakers aim to raise human trafficking penalties

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 […]

A Domestic Violence Offenders Program is Working in Clinton

A Domestic Violence Offenders Program is Working in Clinton: Studies show that 1 in 4 women in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. MPB’s Lawayne Childrey reports on a program in Clinton, Mississippi that holds domestic offenders accountable. The Clinton Police Department in Hinds County has seen its […]

Barbour to DV Victims: ‘You Can’t Trust Us’

Barbour to DV Victims: ‘You Can’t Trust Us’ R.L. Nave Haley Barbour bows his head in prayer during today’s inauguration of Gov. Phil Bryant. Barbour reportedly dodged questions from the media, saying today was about Bryant. by Ronni Mott January 10, 2012 Also see: JFP Domestic Abuse Archive and 2008 investigation of Barbour’s domestic pardons. […]

A Wish List for DV Legislation

A Wish List for DV Legislation Andy Childers by Ronni Mott January 4, 2012 With all the new faces in the Mississippi Legislature this year, advocates for new and strengthened laws to protect victims of domestic violence are being non-committal about the specific legislation they plan to introduce during this year’s session. Women’s advocates all […]

Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates Hope to Crack Down on Offenders

Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates  Hope to Crack Down on Offenders Published by Daniel Cherry on 12 Dec 2011 06:22pm Anti-domestic violence advocates are getting tough on those who commit abuse. MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports how officials are using one Mississippi city’s approach as an example of how to reform offenders. The Center for Violence Prevention gave […]

Jackson Free Press Chick Ball 2011 draws largest crowd yet

Jackson Free Press Chick Ball draws largest crowd yet Posted: Jul 09, 2011 10:54 PM CDT Updated: Jul 09, 2011 10:54 PM CDT It is the biggest turn out yet for the annual Jackson Free Press Chick Ball held at Hal and Mal’s in downtown Jackson. For the seventh year in a row the JFP […]

Man Charged In Wife’s Death Convicted Of Hitting Her

Man Charged In Wife’s Death Convicted Of Hitting Her Pendleton Had Been Sentenced To Probation POSTED: 3:50 pm CST December 7, 2010 UPDATED: 5:18 pm CST December 7, 2010 BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A bond hearing was postponed on Tuesday for a Brookhaven man accused in his wife’s death. A judge granted a request for more […]

Clinton Municipal Court is an Angel

Clinton Municipal Court is an Angel File Photo Sandy Middleton of the Center for Violence Prevention says the Clinton Municipal Court is an angel. by Valerie Wells Dec. 12, 2011 Victims of domestic violence have a strong resource in the Clinton Municipal Court. Today, the Center for Violence Prevention awarded the Clinton Municipal Court with […]