Program Profile

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

Sam H. Buchanan, Jr., Executive Director
111 East Front Street, P.O. Drawer 1728, Hattiesburg MS 39403-1728
Phone: (601) 545-2950; Fax: (601) 545-2935
http://www.mslegalservices.org

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CURRENT FUNDING STATUS
FY 2016
Basic Field
FY 2015
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2015
% Difference
from FY 2015
$2,657,706 $2,737,199 $-79,493 -3%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2015 2,886,327 950,813 3,837,140 75%
2014 2,888,506 1,245,456 4,133,962 70%
2013 2,946,439 1,063,761 4,010,200 73%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2013 2014 2015
4,058 4,682 4,552
WORKFORCE 2015*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
19.7 7.5 18.2 45.5
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2015*
Adults Children Total
6,247 6,297 12,544
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2015
Case Type # %
FAMILY 2,631 58%
CONSUMER 507 11%
HOUSING 455 10%
JUVENILE 305 7%
INCOME 221 5%
MISC 199 4%
EMPLOYMENT 117 3%
EDUCATION 109 2%
HEALTH 4 0%
INDIVIDUAL 4 0%
TOTALS 4,552 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2015
Ethnicity # %
White 1,846 41%
African American 2,569 56%
Hispanic 35 1%
Native American 63 1%
Asian/Pacific 17 0%
Other 22 0%
TOTALS 4,552 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2015
Gender # %
Women 3,603 79%
Men 949 21%
TOTALS 4,552 100%

Counties Served

Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson, Yazoo, Native Americans living on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in the counties of Jones, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, and Winston


Branch office locations

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
2305 Fifth Street, 2nd Floor, Post Office Box 1931
Meridian, MS 39302

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
414 South State Street, Suite 300, Post Office Box 951
Jackson, MS 39205-0951

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
221 Main Street, Post Office Box 575
McComb, MS 39649

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
520 East Pass Road, Suite J, Post Office Box 8691
Gulfport, MS 39507