JACKSON, Ms. (WLBT) – Some of those on the front lines of keeping children safe are being recognized by the Hinds County Youth Court.
Judge Carlyn Hicks thanked them for their work in Hinds County, from law enforcement to Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services social workers.
Leadership with the Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, and Child Protective Services Commissioner Andrea Sanders joined Judge Hicks in recognizing those who have gone to great lengths over the past year to make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Under the banner of All Hands on Deck, Judge Hicks says the Hinds County Youth Court Coalition has partnered with service providers to build a solid team with expertise and training in trauma-informed care.
“It’s getting better. Things are positive. We’ve had really great results over the past two and a half years,” said Judge Hicks. We want to engage community members in meaningful ways so we can keep doing the work.”
The coalition’s goal is to provide families with services to ensure that parents are consistently meeting their children’s educational, medical, social, physical, psychological and emotional needs.
During Thursday afternoon’s program, several agents received special recognition, including an agent who sets up a Conflict Resolution Academy for children and families.
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