Our pre-trial diversion program is an important part of our office. The program is an alternative to prosecution, which seeks to divert certain non-violent offenders from traditional criminal prosecution into a program, which focuses on rehabilitation and supervision.
One of the District Attorney’s most important jobs is protecting the rights of victims of crime. The Mississippi Crime Victim Bill of Rights provides several rights, privileges, and notices to crime victims throughout the criminal justice process.
Section 97-19-55 of the Mississippi Code, commonly known as the “Mississippi Bad Check Law”, authorizes District Attorney’s Offices throughout the state to assist victims of bad check writers in recovering restitution.