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Children's Safe Center

The Children's Safe Center, formerly known as the Children's Justice Center, provides care for children and young adults who are suspected of being neglected or abused. Part of Children's of Mississippi and Batson Children's Hospital, our mission is to provide a safe environment for mistreated children and their families.

Trained child abuse professionals provide medical examinations and treatment in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Staff members are trained child abuse professionals with extensive medical, courtroom and investigative experience in child maltreatment.

  • The Children's Safe Center medical director is a pediatrician trained in child abuse prevention and care and is the only board-certified forensic/child abuse pediatrician in Mississippi.
  • A comprehensive head-to-toe exam is designed to help ease the fears of our young patients while tending to their medical needs.
  • Our specially trained team helps determine if an injury or medical issue was caused by abuse, neglect, or accident.
  • Our clinicians are able to provide expert medical testimony as needed to promote the truth in all cases.

To make an appointment for a medical forensic examination or for a consultation, call (601) 815-0115.

All citizens of Mississippi are required by law to report all cases of suspected child abuse. Anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should contact the Mississippi Department of Human Services' Child Abuse Hotline immediately at (800) 222-8000 or submit an online report.

Jackson location

Children's Safe Center (formerly Children's Justice Center)
Jackson Medical Mall
350 W. Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 815-0115
Fax: (601) 984-5257

Getting to the Children's Safe Center at the Jackson Medical Mall from North State Street:

  • Turn left on Woodrow Wilson, travel over the railroad overpass.
  • Turn right on Bailey Avenue.
  • Enter the Medical Mall at the guard gate.
  • Turn right at the stop sign.
  • Travel to the very end of the building (northeast corner of the Jackson Medical Mall).
  • The door to the Children's Safe Center is on the back of the north side of the building.

Other locations

  • Biloxi
    1721 Medical Park Drive
    Suite 101
    Biloxi, MS 39563
    (228) 392-7046
  • Hattiesburg
    2109 Hardy St.
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    (601) 496-9280
  • Tupelo
    1150 S. Green St.
    Building 2, Suite D
    Tupelo, MS 38804
    (601) 815-3586

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