Mississippi - Gang Prevention: Programs and Services

Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law requires the adoption of comprehensive gang prevention and intervention policies addressing multiple components.

Mississippi Code 1972 37-11-55 Code of student conduct

The local school board shall adopt and make available to all teachers, school personnel, students and parents or guardians, at the beginning of each school year, a code of student conduct developed in consultation with teachers, school personnel, students and parents or guardians. The code shall be based on the rules governing student conduct and discipline adopted by the school board and shall be made available at the school level in the student handbook or similar publication. The code shall include, but not be limited to:
(g) Policies and procedures specifically concerning gang-related activities in the school, on school property or vehicles, or at school-related activities.

Mississippi Administrative Code 7-192 Mississippi School Safety Manual

Programs Implemented

  1. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) - to be taught by an SRO or other Law Enforcement

  2. Gang Reduction Education and Training

  3. Teen SERT

  4. Campus Safety Council

  5. Teen Court

  6. Youth Crime Watch

  7. Boys and Girls Clubs

  8. Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Leadership course

  9. JROTC

  10. 4-H

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