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About MCJ

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys and other professionals, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.

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  • Mississippi’s history is steeped in state-supported violence and institutional racism that permeate every economic, educational, health, social, political, religious, and economic issue, decision, and debate within its borders. For many of its citizens, including the near 20% living in poverty, the “hospitality state” nickname is......

  • According to the National Consumer Law Center, state courts across the nation have begun to hold remote virtual hearings. Hinds County Justice Court, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,  now utilizes remote conferencing in civil matters due to limited space for social distancing in the......

  • Congressman John Lewis—battle soldier, visionary, humble man, Congressman—crossed his final earthly bridge last night. The Mississippi Center for Justice exists to carry on the struggle that he and so many before him waged so well. We pause to reflect on his life, work, achievement, and......

Thanks to your support, we continue to advance racial and economic justice in Mississippi each and every day.

The Justice Blog

  • There were an estimated 900,000 young Americans without authorized immigration status in 2012. Today there are over 1.3 million. These individuals were brought here as children, sometimes just days old, and America is their only home. Undocumented persons do not have Social Security numbers. They......

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