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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 2014
Basic Field
FY 2013
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2013
% Difference
from FY 2013
$2,719,329 $2,750,334 $-31,005 -1%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2013 2,946,439 1,063,761 4,010,200 73%
2012 3,164,177 948,527 4,112,704 77%
2011 3,508,071 700,482 4,208,553 83%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2011 2012 2013
6,430 5,382 4,058
WORKFORCE 2013*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
19.8 8.8 16.9 45.5
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2013*
Adults Children Total
5,598 7,173 12,771
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2013
Case Type # %
FAMILY 2,341 58%
CONSUMER 516 13%
HOUSING 374 9%
INCOME 290 7%
JUVENILE 233 6%
MISC 137 3%
EMPLOYMENT 100 2%
EDUCATION 58 1%
INDIVIDUAL 5 0%
HEALTH 4 0%
TOTALS 4,058 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2013
Ethnicity # %
White 1,641 40%
African American 2,305 57%
Hispanic 20 0%
Native American 48 1%
Asian/Pacific 13 0%
Other 31 1%
TOTALS 4,058 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2013
Gender # %
Women 3,210 79%
Men 848 21%
TOTALS 4,058 100%

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