Public Education and Community Engagement

Mississippi’s citizens can play a powerful role in tackling Mississippi’s greatest challenges.  From opioid abuse to human trafficking to consumer protection issues, the Attorney General’s Office seeks to empower Mississippians as individuals and through community groups to be a part of the solutions and advance our State’s best interests.

Consumer Protection

Being well-informed is your best defense against scammers, but even the most cautious consumer sometimes needs some assistance.  If you need to talk to one of our consumer mediators for help, click here to fill out a consumer complaint form or click here to send an email to a mediator.

National Consumer Protection Week 2020

Beware of Census Scams: Watch Video

Better Business Bureau:  Learn about business professionals before you sign a contract.

Check out the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) most recent scam alerts.

Your identity is your most precious possession – protect it with these tools and tips.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery through which people profit from the exploitation of others.  Victims can be men, women, or children of all races and nationalities.  And, they are often not who you would expect or easily identify.  Human Trafficking takes many forms, but it is most easily divided into two types:  sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  It is a $150-billion industry and growing, making it one of the most profitable illegal businesses globally.

President Trump’s 2020 Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

First Responders and Law Enforcement

All of us at the Attorney General’s Office recognize and appreciate all that our law enforcement and first responders do for our communities and our State.  It is our honor and privilege to support them in their mission to be there for others in their time of need.  Just as they serve others when they get the call, we will be here to stand with them when they need assistance, too.

Law Enforcement and Firefighter Benefits and Resources

2020 Fallen Officers Virtual Vigil

Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund.  Through the Trust Fund, career and volunteer law enforcement officers and fire fighters who are accidentally or intentionally injured in the line of duty may be eligible to receive disability benefits.  If you have any questions about this program , please contact us at or 601-359-6766.

First Responders of Mississippi - Attorney General Lynn Fitch is proud to be a member of the Board for FROM.  This organization not only helps first responder agencies purchase equipment and training that they need but also provides financial assistance and resources to first responders in need.

Are you applying for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and would like a letter of support from Attorney General Fitch?  Email Ben Malpass.

Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police

Mississippi Sheriffs Association

Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association

Opioids and Mental Health

Learn the basics about opioids from the Centers for Drug Control and Prevention (CDC).

Find a drug take back location for safe disposal of unneeded pain medications.

President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Youth Opioid Abuse Prevention Toolkit.

Check out the Mississippi Department of Health’s resources on opioid abuse.

Emelia Nordan,
Public Education & Community Engagement (PEACE)

Emelia Nordan is a native of Gulfport, MS. She graduated from the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi with a degree in Public Policy Leadership. Emelia has also studied at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, Nelsen Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and the University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany.

Emelia currently works for Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, where she holds the position of Public Education and Community Engagement Division Director. Emelia oversees the daily operations of the consumer mediation team, community engagement specialists, and agency grant submissions. She also manages public awareness and education initiatives for the Attorney General’s Office.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Emelia served as the College Savings and Policy Director for the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office. In addition to managing the two state sponsored College Savings Programs, MPACT and MACS, she also oversaw the Treasurer’s TEAM (Treasurer’s Education About Money) initiative which focused on financial literacy for all Mississippians.

Emelia previously served on the Board of the MS Council on Economic Education, the executive committee of the Distinguished Young Woman Program, and is currently a member of the Junior League of Jackson. Emelia and her husband Trey have a three-year-old daughter, Virginia-Pearl, a one-year-old daughter, Charlotte-Anne, and a baby boy scheduled to arrive soon. Emelia and her family attend Highlands Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS.

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