Juvenile court in Mississippi
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Mississippi KIDS COUNT
KIDS COUNT Data Center, datacenter.kidscount.org
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Definitions: This data is broken down into three categories: (1) Total Youth – the total number of youth having interactions with the juvenile justice system. This only appears the first time the youth shows up in the data to avoid being counted multiple times for multiple offenses. (2) Total Cases – counts the number of interactions youth had during the year which could be more than one for an individual youth. (3) Total Referrals – counts the number of referrals (offenses) committed during the year. A single case could have multiple offenses.
Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services, [Year] Annual Report
Available at: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/media-news-room/division-of-youth-services-annual-reports/
Updated April 2020.
Data for the city of Pearl was added into Rankin county for this indicator.
Mississippi KIDS COUNT
- Mississippi KIDS COUNT
- Family and Children Research Unit, Social Science Research Center
- PO Box 5287
- Mississippi State, MS 39762
Linda H. Southward, Ph.D., Program Director
A division of the SSRC at Mississippi State University, the Family and Children Research Unit (FCRU) conducts research on issues affecting the health, safety, and well-being of children and families.