[caption id="attachment_1447" align="alignright" width="441"] Caduceus scale[/caption] The Mississippi Center for Justice is celebrating the 5thyear of its medical-legal partnership in collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation.  We have witnessed the positive impact this...

National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27th. This year’s theme is “Doing it My Way, Testing for HIV”.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today, but 1 in 7 of them...

MCJ’s Education Campaign recently represented an autistic child who wore his uncle’s jacket to school.  Unbeknown to him it had some .22 caliber bullets in the pocket, but no gun.  When a bullet fell out of the jacket’s pocket, the school  immediately called law enforcement,...

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid asked the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for permission to impose a work requirement on two mandatory categories of Medicaid beneficiaries: parents and caretaker relatives who have incomes below 27 percent of the poverty line, and parents...

EDUCATION NOTES from our Campaign Director Jeremy Eisler Recently, MCJ was approached by the mother of a legally blind child.  The child’s doctor had told her he needed a vision evaluation, and would probably require special educational services.  When the Mom told the doctor she could not...

             The Equifax data breach that occurred earlier this month is said to have affected 143 million U.S. customers which is about 44% of the population. A data breach is an incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen or...

Today, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the injunction against Mississippi House Bill 1523, the discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation challenged in Barber v. Bryant, the federal lawsuit brought by MCJ. The people of Mississippi deserve better and so, we plan to continue to fight...