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FY22 JRJ Program for Mississippi

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $77,004)


John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

(JRJ Grant Program)

Program Abstract

State of Mississippi


Applicant:      Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO)

Project Goals: To encourage qualified attorneys to choose careers as prosecutors and public defenders and to continue in that service; to administer in such a way that gives priority to those eligible applicants with the least ability to pay; and to equally disburse awards to different geographic and demographic areas of the State of Mississippi.

Description of Strategy Used:

1.         MSAGO and the Mississippi Office of Indigent Appeals have agreed to perform outreach to all potential applicants through a variety of outlets.  

2.         MSAGO will efficiently administer the program fairly throughout the State of Mississippi using a least-ability pay formula while maintaining as equal as possible geographic representation of eligible applicants.

3.         MSAGO will collect and provide data to measure the performance of the program.


Number of Prosecutors prior to 2010: 487

Number of Prosecutors today: 601

Number of Public Defenders prior to 2010: 181

Number of Public Defenders today: 158

Number of Federal Public Defenders prior to 2010: 10

Number of Federal Public Defenders as of today: 10

Date Created: September 23, 2022