Mississippi Supreme Court Names Profs Calder and Graves to the Commission on Children’s Justice

By: Prof. Phil Broadhead

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Mississippi Supreme Court entered an Order, which “re-establishes and reconstitutes the Commission on Children’s Justice and charges it with developing a statewide comprehensive approach to improving the child welfare system; coordinating the three branches of government in assessing the impact of government actions on children who are abused or neglected; and recommending changes to improve children’s safety, to strengthen and support families, and to promote public trust and confidence in the child welfare system.” The Court appointed UM Clinical Professor David Calder, Director of Children’s Advocacy Clinic, and Adjunct Clinical Professor Tiffany Graves, Executive Director of the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the UM Pro Bono Initiative Director, to the Commission. “I am grateful to the Mississippi Supreme Court for re-establishing the Commission and bringing heightened focus and greater attention to the issues that regularly affect vulnerable children and families.  I look forward to serving and learning more about how we can work together to improve the state’s child welfare system,” said Prof. Graves.

Associate Clinical Professor David Calder

Associate Clinical Professor David Calder

Adjunct Professor Tiffany Graves

Adjunct Professor Tiffany Graves