Jennifer Garraway receives 2005 Victim’s Advocate Award
Office of District Attorney is pleased to announce that Mississippians for Crime Victims Rights (MCVR) awarded Jennifer Garraway the Amy Clayton victims’ services award at a ceremony held April 11th, 2005, at the State Capitol in Jackson. Garraway is the Victim Assistance Coordinator for Jackson, George and Greene Counties under the District Attorney. Click here for the entire story.
Local High School Advances in Mock Trial Competition
Saturdays are usually quiet times in courthouses along the Coast. However, this past Saturday, February 18th, 2006, the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport hosted the annual High School Mock Trial Competition put on by the Mississippi State Bar Association (www.msbar.org). Resurrection High School, the only Jackson County School in the competition, advanced two teams to the state competition in Jackson March 3rd and 4th. Click here for the entire story.
Bad Check Unit Collects More Than $65,000 in One Month
The office of District Attorney announces that the Bad Check Unit of his office collected a total of $65,354.19 in the month of February 2004. The $65,354.19 represents collections on behalf of local merchants and businesses. Click here for more on the Bad Check Unit’s Success.
D.A. Office Helps Send 200 Soccer Balls to Iraqi Children
With the war in Iraq, Iraqi children do not have much opportunity to have fun and just be kids. However, thanks to the ingenuity and generosity of some Jackson Countians, the children just may get to have a little fun—and exercise— at the same time. Click here to for the entire story.
D.A. Office Uses Forfeited Drug Money to Purchase Drug Dog
The office of District Attorney announces the purchase of a drug dog for use by local law enforcement. The District Attorney’s Office purchased Rio, a German Shepherd, for $3500 with funds seized from and forfeited by drug dealers. “Rio will be on the font line aiding our local law enforcement to stop drug dealers in our community,” said Lawrence. “I am proud that we were able to use drug dealers’ own funds to put more drug dealers behind bars.” Click here for the entire story.
D.A. Helps Purchase Neighborhood Watch Signs in Ocean Springs
With the aid of the District Attorney’s Office and the Ocean Springs Police Department, some new neighborhoods in Ocean Springs will be fighting crime with Neighborhood Watch signs. “The purpose of the signs is to let criminals know the Neighborhood Watch program is in effect and that residents of the neighborhood will be watching out to report any suspicious activity,” said Officer Rodger Blades of the Ocean Springs Police Department. Approximately fifteen of the signs were purchased with money seized by law enforcement in drug cases. Click here for the entire story.