Big things are happening in Mississippi

Looking Back

  • Mississippi tackled re-entry reform for employment,
  • occupational licensing,
  • habitual offender reform,
  • and the establishment of re-investment funds.

Planning Ahead

The top areas of focus will be Occupational Licensing (Fresh Start Act) as well as reforms in Habitual Offender and Re-Entry packages.

Our first employer engagement forum gathered more than 70 local business and government leaders as well as HR professionals exploring the benefits of second chance hiring in Mississippi.

Scott Peyton

Louisiana and Mississippi State Director for Right On Crime

Peyton has over 12 years of work experience with the State of Louisiana: first as a child welfare specialist, then as a juvenile probation and parole officer. Prior to joining Right on Crime, he worked in adult probation and parole as a specialist supervising violent offender caseloads. Peyton has spent time as both a volunteer and reserve deputy sheriff, as well as providing as-needed support to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center working as a correctional officer. As a former instructor with Peace Officer Standards and Training certification, he taught at the Probation and Parole Police Academy. Peyton has witnessed firsthand the need for criminal justice reform, the impacts of rehabilitation and re-entry programs, and the inner workings of the Louisiana Probation and Parole system.

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“A re-entry ready Mississippi will help to ensure public safety while protecting victims and providing hope for a better future for all Mississippians.”