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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/MS/index.cfm

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CURRENT FUNDING STATUS
FY 2015
Basic Field
FY 2014
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2014
% Difference
from FY 2014
$2,737,199 $2,719,329 $17,870 1%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2014 2,888,506 1,245,456 4,133,962 70%
2013 2,946,439 1,063,761 4,010,200 73%
2012 3,164,177 948,527 4,112,704 77%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2012 2013 2014
5,382 4,058 4,682
WORKFORCE 2014*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
19.9 8.6 17.2 45.7
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2014*
Adults Children Total
6,680 6,630 13,310
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2014
Case Type # %
FAMILY 2,576 55%
CONSUMER 572 12%
HOUSING 457 10%
JUVENILE 390 8%
INCOME 271 6%
MISC 187 4%
EMPLOYMENT 135 3%
EDUCATION 83 2%
HEALTH 6 0%
INDIVIDUAL 5 0%
TOTALS 4,682 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2014
Ethnicity # %
White 1,878 40%
African American 2,667 57%
Hispanic 36 1%
Native American 54 1%
Asian/Pacific 18 0%
Other 29 1%
TOTALS 4,682 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2014
Gender # %
Women 3,691 79%
Men 991 21%
TOTALS 4,682 100%

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