Hancock County has by far the highest rate of children in the DHS system in the state. Parents, an attorney and employees of the Mississippi Department of Human services weigh in. DHS employees say things are improving.
A South Mississippi mother received a call from a Department of Human Services caseworker that her children who are in custody of the state may have been sexually abused at their foster home. Gulfport Police say they were unable to find a suspect.
Most of the complaints about child neglect within the Mississippi Department of Human Services system are deemed unfounded, yet there are thousands of children and families affected by Mississippi’s child welfare system. We show you a child’s path
When Mississippi DHS brought them a newborn baby boy, the caseworker promised a Diamondhead couple it would be an easy adoption. Years later, they discovered DHS had taken the child from his biological mother using only a handwritten agreement on
In a six-part multimedia series, the Sun Herald investigates the most secretive agency in Mississippi, uncovering unsubstantiated claims of child abuse to incidents of children being raped in state custody. These are the stories of families suffer
Jorden Blosser is graduating from Pass Christian High. He's the first out transgender student to do so. His journey was difficult at times, but he's graduating with honors and a full ride to a prestigious private college in Kentucky.
Judy Johnson of Gulfport disputes some of the findings in a grand jury report that found "no criminal conduct" by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department officers on Nov. 20, 2017 when they shot and killed Johnson's 15-year-old grandson Seth.
Seth Johnson was 15 when he died in an encounter with law enforcement. His grandmother had made every effort to have his mental health issues treated, but his fear of being put away in an institution was too great.