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Juvenile Detention Center

The Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated Section §43-21-321 requires that educational services are provided to students detained in a juvenile detention facility. In an effort to ensure that academic and behavioral concerns are addressed, the Mississippi Department of Education has set standards for the provision of educational services in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws.

The standards developed by the MDE related to educating detained youth reinforce joint guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice as outlined in the Guiding Principals for Providing High-Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Care Settings (2014).


If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Danny Rochelle, II at (601) 359-5743 or