Divisions

Just as every attorney who represents a client, the Attorney General has a duty to protect your interests. To help the General fulfill this trust, he has a staff of attorneys, investigators, and office personnel, chosen because of legal talents or other skills, which enable them to serve the needs of the State. The major divisions and sections of this office are listed below.


Administrative


Legislative Update

Update from 2014 Legislative Session Coming Soon. Annual Reports from the Office of Attorney General Our 2012 AGO Annual Report highlights Attorney General Jim Hood’s ninth year of service to you. We continue to fight those who use the internet …
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Children's Division


Children’s Division

The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to improving the lives of Mississippi’s youth.  The Children’s Division collaborates with many state agencies, as well as, nonprofit organizations to improve and expand the services available to children in need. The …
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Civil Litigation


Civil Litigation

The primary purpose of the Civil Litigation Division is to provide trial and appeal court counsel for State agencies, officials, and employees in litigation in state and federal courts. The Civil Litigation Division also defends local district attorneys and judges …
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Consumer Protection


Consumer Protection

Attorney General Jim Hood works hard for Mississippi consumers by prosecuting crimes of home repair fraud and identity theft, as well as protecting Mississippians from unfair and deceptive trade practices. The Consumer Protection Division strives to ensure that Mississippi victims …
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Insurance Fraud/Stolen Vehicle Database

The mission of this unit is to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. The unit initiates investigations upon referrals from individuals or insurance companies. Cases range from the prosecution of individuals who file fraudulent claims for compensation/benefits to prosecution of companies …
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Consumer Protection

Attorney General Jim Hood works hard for Mississippi consumers by prosecuting crimes of home repair fraud and identity theft, as well as protecting Mississippians from unfair and deceptive trade practices. The Consumer Protection Division strives to ensure that Mississippi victims …
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Crime Prevention and Victim Services


Children’s Division

The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to improving the lives of Mississippi’s youth.  The Children’s Division collaborates with many state agencies, as well as, nonprofit organizations to improve and expand the services available to children in need. The …
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Crime Victim Assistance Program

The Victim Assistance Program serves as the single point of contact for crime victims, provides a toll free information and referral line, assists with completion of financial aid applications, connects victims to support groups, educates law enforcement on victim rights …
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Crime Victim Compensation

The Victim Compensation Program provides financial assistance to innocent victims of violent crime and their eligible family members. The Program assists by reducing the financial burden resulting from a violent crime by reimbursing eligible victims/family members for their crime related …
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Victim Services

The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to protecting Mississippians through prevention efforts such as training and awareness presentations. These are available to the public upon request and specialized training is conducted routinely for law enforcement. We are equally …
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Internet Crimes Against Children

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. …
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Criminal Litigation


Internet Crimes Against Children

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. …
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Criminal Litigation

The Criminal Litigation Division consists of some of the most experienced attorneys in state government. Because they rely so heavily on judicial precedent, these attorneys have a keen interest in the history as well as the future development of the …
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Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence

The Attorney General’s Office Domestic Violence Division provides training, education and technical assistance on the topics of domestic violence, protection orders, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking. The Division regularly works with law enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s offices, judges, …
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Executive


Legislative Update

Update from 2014 Legislative Session Coming Soon. Annual Reports from the Office of Attorney General Our 2012 AGO Annual Report highlights Attorney General Jim Hood’s ninth year of service to you. We continue to fight those who use the internet …
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Executive

Chief of Staff Geoffrey Morgan brings to the office his many years of practical legal experience, having begun his legal career in 1976 as a private practitioner in a small Mississippi town. His years as a public servant and as …
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Interlocal Agreements


Interlocal Agreements

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office provides training and legal assistance to local officials and approves interlocal agreements between agencies and local governments pursuant to Section 17-13-1 et seq. of the Mississippi Code.  Interlocal agreements should be submitted for approval after …
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Medicaid Fraud


Medicaid Fraud

The Mississippi Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (”Unit” or “MFCU”) is an entity of state government, annually certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The MFCU conducts a statewide program for the investigation and prosecution …
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Opinions and Local Government


Summary of Recent Opinions

T.Caves  May 9, 2014 – Authority of Jones Co. School District to refinance a sixteenth section loan S.Slover_May 14, 2014 – Prepayment of Ad Valorem Taxes G.Barton_May 16, 2014-Inmate Medical Bills A.Woodard_May 16, 2014 – Authority to Maintain Road in …
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Opinion Outlines

The Attorney General publishes and distributes to certain public officials and other interested persons an Opinion Outline, which contains summaries of opinions issued each month. To examine recent issues of the Opinion Outline, you can click on the following: January …
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Opinions, Local Gov., & State Law

Overview Please click HERE to search Mississippi Attorney General opinions.   This link will redirect you to the our searchable database on Westlaw.com. Please click HERE to browse our recently issued opinions which are not yet available on the searchable database …
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Interlocal Agreements

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office provides training and legal assistance to local officials and approves interlocal agreements between agencies and local governments pursuant to Section 17-13-1 et seq. of the Mississippi Code.  Interlocal agreements should be submitted for approval after …
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Prosecutors Training


Prosecutors Training

State, Federal, and local prosecutors in Mississippi represent victims of crime in the criminal justice legal system, by presenting the facts and evidence of a criminal case in court, and ensuring that a victim’s story is heard. It is crucial …
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Public Information


Legislative Update

Update from 2014 Legislative Session Coming Soon. Annual Reports from the Office of Attorney General Our 2012 AGO Annual Report highlights Attorney General Jim Hood’s ninth year of service to you. We continue to fight those who use the internet …
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Public Integrity


Insurance Fraud/Stolen Vehicle Database

The mission of this unit is to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. The unit initiates investigations upon referrals from individuals or insurance companies. Cases range from the prosecution of individuals who file fraudulent claims for compensation/benefits to prosecution of companies …
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Vulnerable Persons

The Vulnerable Persons Unit was created by the Attorney General in 2001 in response to the revisions made by the Legislature of the Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. The Vulnerable Persons Unit investigates and prosecutes persons who abuse, neglect, or exploit …
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Public Integrity

The Public Integrity Division (PID) is led by its director Stanley Alexander and chief investigator Tony Green. The Division’s staff of attorneys and investigators is responsible for the prosecution of several types of criminal cases in the State Courts in …
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Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

Please review our Guide to Prevent Underage Alcohol & Tobacco Sales to Minors  by clicking on that title to download the information. This unit promotes the health of Mississippi citizens by working with local and state law enforcement officers to …
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State Agencies


State Agencies

The State Agencies Division of the Attorney General’s Office is charged with providing legal representation to the Executive Offices of Mississippi State Government. This representation includes but is not limited to providing general counsel and advice, representing agency staff in …
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Support Services


Legislative Update

Update from 2014 Legislative Session Coming Soon. Annual Reports from the Office of Attorney General Our 2012 AGO Annual Report highlights Attorney General Jim Hood’s ninth year of service to you. We continue to fight those who use the internet …
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Support Services

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Vulnerable Persons


Vulnerable Persons

The Vulnerable Persons Unit was created by the Attorney General in 2001 in response to the revisions made by the Legislature of the Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. The Vulnerable Persons Unit investigates and prosecutes persons who abuse, neglect, or exploit …
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Youth Services


Internet Crimes Against Children

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. …
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Child Desertion Unit

The attorney and staff of the Child Desertion Unit are dedicated to the prosecution of deadbeat parents of Mississippi children. This unit does not represent private individuals in collecting child support but criminally prosecutes deadbeat parents throughout the state for …
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Cyber Crime Unit

This unit provides comprehensive investigation, prosecution, training, and public awareness on crimes involving the use of a computer and the Internet. Through cooperation with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Unit investigates Cyber tips and educates the …
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