JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice held its final public hearing today in its quest to find a way to improve how the courts handle children.
“We want to make sure that every child in Mississippi, when he or she has an experience in the court system, that we make sure that the best interest of that child is protected,” said Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce.
“So we are looking at everything from protection- which would be abuse and neglect- as well as delinquent children, to make sure that the court system is plugged in to protect the children of Mississippi," Pierce added.
The commission was created six years and is expended to release its recommendations next year.