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Board of Registered Professional Geologists

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777 Harris Street, Suite 103
Jackson, MS 39202

(601) 354-6370

The Mississippi Board of Registered Professional Geologists was established by the state legislature in 1997. The Board's mission is to safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public welfare by providing a complete and thorough registration process for Professional Geologists, ensuring that each is properly qualified to practice in the state of Mississippi. The Board also regulates the practice of geology in the state through investigation and disciplinary authority granted by Title 73, Chapter 63 of the Mississippi Code.

Geographic Information Systems and Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing

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515 E Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 961-5506

During the 2003 session, the Legislature passed HB 861, which created the Mississippi Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. The coordinating council is responsible for coordination of remote sensing and geographic information system activities within Mississippi. It is mandated to establish and enforce policies and standards that will "make it easier for remote sensing and geographic information systems around the state to share information and to facilitate cost-sharing arrangements to reduce the costs of acquiring remote sensing and geographic information system data." The coordination council's authority covers all local, regional, and state governmental agencies in Mississippi except for institutions of higher learning.



Crime Victim Compensation Division

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550 High St.
Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-3680

The Crime Victim Compensation Division provides financial assistance to victims of crime and their family members. The goal of the division is to provide a method of compensating and assisting those persons who are innocent victims of criminal acts and who suffer bodily injury or death. In addition, the Division provides information referrals and advocacy outreach programs. The Division operates with a revenue derived from fees, fines and assessments imposed on criminals, court ordered restitution and federal grants. Applicants to the program can apply for reimbursement for lost wages, mental health and medical treatment and funeral expenses.

Department of Corrections

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301 North Lamar St.
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-5600

The mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to enhance public safety by providing secure facilities and effective post-release supervision for offenders and ensuring a safe and professional work environment for staff while bringing accountability, innovation, and fiscal responsibility to the citizens of Mississippi. The support and safety of the public is paramount to the success of the agency’s mission.


Community Services | Mississippi Department of Human Services

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200 South Lamar St.
Jackson, MS 39201

(800) 421-0762

The mission of the Division of Community Services is to provide a range of services to Mississippi's most vulnerable citizens. Funds are provided to individuals and/or households who qualify for services, especially the elderly, homeless, children or disabled. Refer to the menu links for additional information.

Charter School Authorizer Board

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239 N. Lamar St.
Suite 207
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-9199

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) is pleased to invite proposals for high-quality charter schools seeking to open in the 2018-2019 school year or thereafter. The MCSAB is charged with approving only quality charter proposals that meet identified educational needs and promote a diversity of educational choices. 

State of Mississippi Capitol Building

Capitol Building

400 High St.
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-3114

The state capitol is the third capitol building built in the capital city of Jackson. The first building was completed in 1822, the second building in 1833 and the current capitol building was completed in 1903. The building was erected on the site of the old state penitentiary and was designed by Theodore Link, an architect from St. Louis, Missouri. The building cost $1,093,641 dollars, which was paid by the Illinois Central Railroad by the back taxes they owed the state.

Office of the State Auditor

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501 N. West St.
Suite 801
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 576-2800
(601) 576-2687

The Department of Audit, which employs some 150 persons, including approximately 40 Certified Public Accountants, comprises one of the largest auditing firms in the state. The Office is widely regarded as the definitive authority in matters pertaining to the use of public funds, and the recommendations offered by its auditors and other expert personnel are readily adhered to and respected throughout the state. The employees of the Department of Audit are mindful of the grave responsibility of upholding the public trust and strive to maintain the level of competence expected of them by virtue of their positions.

Attorney General

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550 High St.
Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39205

(601) 359-3680
(601) 359-3680

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer and advisor for the State of Mississippi on both civil and criminal matters. Her responsibility is to represent public officials and governmental agencies and to issue legal opinions that interpret state law. The Attorney General has the sole power under Mississippi law to bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the state. She acts as counsel to state agencies to defend them or bring suit on their behalf. Most importantly, the Office is charged with the representation of the people of the State of Mississippi.

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