Jim Hood helping kids with an inmate parent have access to mentors

The state’s attorney general’s office and a local charitable organization are looking for 225 mentors for children in the tri-county area who have a parent in prison.

Without an intervention, the children are more likely to be incarcerated themselves later on, Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday.

“We’re here to let children know they’re loved, they’re special and they have value,” Hood said.

On Monday, Hood announced his office is partnering with the Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi Mentoring Children for Tomorrow program. If the efforts in the tri-county area are successful, the initiative could be expanded.

Clarion Ledger
2/1/11