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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 %
2012 3,164,177 948,527 4,112,704 77%
2011 3,508,071 700,482 4,208,553 83%
2010 3,698,760 801,121 4,499,881 82%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2010 2011 2012
6,680 6,430 5,382
WORKFORCE 2012
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
19 9 17 45

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2012*
Adults Children Total
7,318 7,554 14,872
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2012
Case Type # %
FAMILY 3,180 59%
CONSUMER 680 13%
JUVENILE 419 8%
HOUSING 403 7%
INCOME 383 7%
EMPLOYMENT 149 3%
MISC 144 3%
INDIVIDUAL 10 0%
EDUCATION 10 0%
HEALTH 4 0%
TOTALS 5,382 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2012
Ethnicity # %
White 2,228 41%
African American 3,001 56%
Hispanic 57 1%
Native American 14 0%
Asian/Pacific 32 1%
Other 50 1%
TOTALS 5,382 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2012
Gender # %
Women 4,204 78%
Men 1,178 22%
TOTALS 5,382 100%

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