MS Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse

The MS Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse is an intergenerational alliance of more than 65 statewide and local organizations formed in 2003 across traditional barriers of race and class to dismantle the pipeline from schoolhouse to jailhouse and promote positive behavior intervention strategies to keep students in school.

The Coalition crafted the Juvenile Justice Reform Acts of 2004 and 2005 adopted by the legislature to eliminate the abuse of incarcerated children, to enforce the rights of incarcerated children to a public education, and to promote community-based alternatives to incarceration of children at facilities far from their families.

  • Today’s Quote

    "There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace." - Kofi Annan
  • Census 2010

    Working with our friends at Southern Echo, Inc., Nollie Jenkins Family Center is working to ensure an accurate 2010 census count. Check out this Community Worker Fact Sheet provided by Echo. Also check out some of Echo’s maps including: a Holmes County Hard to Count Census Tracts map and MS Census Partnership Specialist map.