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How This Law is Giving More Mississippians a Fresh Start

by J. Robertson

This year, the Mississippi legislature passed Senate Bill 2781, called the Fresh…

Employability

Mississippi’s Crime Rate is Down

by J. Robertson

Crime in Mississippi is down. In their annual report released this week,…

Employability

Mississippi is Leading the Nation in Driver’s License Reform

by J. Robertson

In Mississippi, driving a car is the primary form of transportation. In…

Employability

Empower Mississippi Supports Fresh Start Act

by J. Robertson

Empower Mississippi joined a number of organizations in thanking Governor Phil Bryant…

Employability

The 2019 Criminal Justice Reform Bill: What’s in It?

by J. Robertson

The legislature passed a criminal justice reform bill this session. Here’s what’s…

Employability

Legislature Passes Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2019

by J. Robertson

Today the Mississippi Legislature passed HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act…

Employability

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

by J. Robertson

Today the Mississippi Senate passed HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act….

Employability

Legislature Moves to Advance Criminal Justice Reform in Mississippi

by J. Robertson

This week, the Mississippi legislature advanced legislation that will safely reduce incarceration…

Employability

Oklahoma’s doin’ fine and Mississippi could take a lesson

by J. Robertson

“You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!  Oklahoma, okay!” That line from the classic Rodgers…

Employability

Could Diversion Programs Help More People Find Meaningful Work?

by J. Robertson

The issue of drug addiction is widespread, and Mississippi is no exception….

Employability

Getting a Job is Not that Simple

by J. Robertson

The American dream conjures images of people building a life for themselves,…

Employability, News

Advocates Recognize Officials for Ending Administrative Forfeiture in Mississippi

by J. Robertson

Mississippi joins a number of other states reforming their civil asset forfeiture…