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 desertion, abandonment and the failure to pay court ordered child support.
Child Desertion FAQs
Please read the answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the Child Desertion Unit of the Division of Public Integrity.
Child Desertion Case Submission Form
This form is for use in submitting a case for review for possible criminal prosecution. Requests for assistance in collecting child support should be submitted to the Mississippi Department of Human Services.