Children's Safe Center

Children's Justice 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.

  • 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.

All citizens of Mississippi are required by law to report cases of suspected child abuse. 

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, contact the Mississippi Department of Human Services' child abuse hotline at 800-222-8000 or make an online report.