DID YOU KNOW? Mississippi
In order to ensure our citizens are aware of the many services available through our office, the Attorney General’s Office is relaunching the DID YOU KNOW initiative
Many citizens know that our office prosecutes various crimes, brings lawsuits in the public interest, and assists consumers in recognizing and dealing with the fraud and many scams that exist today. However, in addition to these activities, the Attorney General’s Office provides many other services to the general public.
“The general public very well understands that we’re an agency of lawyers, we prosecute various crimes and assist consumers who are victims of fraud. We also want Mississippians to understand that we are much more than that and accessible to them. We have some of the most experienced, diverse staff in the state who do everything from tackle the growing, sometimes quiet crisis of human trafficking to those who assist victims in their time of need to investigating the abuse of public benefit programs.”
– Attorney General Jim Hood
DID YOU KNOW . . .
- The Bureau of Victim Assistance increases the effectiveness of the criminal justice system by promoting the fair and compassionate treatment of victims of crime? The Bureau provides financial assistance and support services to eligible victims of violent crimes and serves as a single point of contact for services through advocacy, training, and technical assistance specifically tailored to enhance victim safety and increase offender accountability in the areas of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and sexual assault. Additionally, the Children’s Division within the Bureau supports collaborative efforts that reduce juvenile delinquency, truancy, drop-out rates, exploitation, and child abuse and neglect, by facilitating initiatives to improve, expand, and promote services for at-risk youth and their families.
- The Consumer Protection Division can provide assistance to you if you have a dispute with a business through its mediation process? Also, if you have been the victim of identity theft, home repair fraud, or other consumer fraud, the Consumer Protection Division can provide assistance to you on how to respond and combat these issues.
- The Child Desertion Unit criminally prosecutes parents throughout the state for desertion, abandonment, and the failure to pay court-ordered child support?
- The Cyber Crime Division protects— and, in many cases, rescues— children from computer crimes such as child pornography and other cybercrime scams?
- The Administrative Division manages the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Disability Trust Fund which provides financial benefits to eligible law enforcement officers and fire fighters injured in the line of duty?
- The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Vulnerable Adults Unit enforce the laws which prohibit abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults, such as those having mental or physical disabilities?
These materials are part of our drive to expand public awareness of the many services available through the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. All of the materials can be viewed, downloaded and printed.
Click here to download a copy of the letter from Attorney General Hood informing Mississippians of the relaunch of the statewide initiative and the services and resources available.
Click here to download a copy of the Quick Reference Guide to the Attorney General’s Office. This guide provides additional information about the structure of the office and each division.
To request printed copies of the materials to be mailed to you, please contact Rachael Ring at 601-359-3680 (Toll free: 1-833 255-0833) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download and print additional publications on various topics. Topics included, but not limited, are related to cyber bullying, domestic violence, human trafficking, identity theft and fraud, and many more.
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“I am passionate about the work this office does to assist all Mississippians, particularly those who have been victims of crimes or need assistance in a difficult situation like domestic violence. Through the relaunch of this initiative, we hope to connect with even the most rural communities to let people know what resources our office can make available to them.”
– Attorney General Jim Hood
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