National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law
The Center, from time to time, provides support for selected projects that promote the concepts of justice and the rule of law.
Gun Crime Reduction: From 2002 to 2008, the NCJRL was the media and research consultant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi and helped that office develop information and provided community outreach for Project Safe Neighborhoods, which was designed to reduce gun-related crime. That project received a national award from the US Department of Justice for the quality of its work.
Combating Child Abuse: provided funding for numerous state and national training programs, including how to investigate and prosecute cases involving computer-facilitated child sexual exploitation; provided funding to co-sponsor a “train-the-trainers” program by the American Prosecutors Research Institute focused on proper interview techniques for victims of child abuse.
Supported Visiting Professors at Ole Miss to teach criminal law courses.
Provides support for faculty research.
Provided support to expand the Civil Clinic at the law school which provides legal assistance to victims of family abuse.
Educational Program for Fourth Graders: Each year the Center presents a three-hour program for local fourth grade students on what lawyers do, including a mock criminal trial.
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