State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Mississippi

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Mississippi

Let Grow is making a lasting impact across the entire United States. With the help of greater childhood awareness, volunteers and faithful donations, it is our goal to bring Let Grow programs to thousands of schools and neighborhoods across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in Mississippi and how you can help.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Mississippi

State Laws And Policies

Criminal Law:

Criminal endangerment is limited to children’s exposure to drugs under Mississippi’s Criminal Code. Miss. Code Ann. § 97.

Juvenile Court | Child Protective Services | Neglect Law:

Mississippi’s Youth Court Act broadly defines a neglected child as one (in section ii) who is otherwise without proper care, custody, supervision or support …and who, (in section iv), for any reason, lacks the care necessary for his health, morals or well-being. Miss. Code Ann. § 43-21-105(ii)&(iv).


This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.

Nationwide State Laws And Policies

Learn More About Laws And Policies In Other States

Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.