Jefferson Davis County

Criminal Justice

Bassfield Police Dept.

PO Box 100
Bassfield, MS 39421

Prentiss Police Dept.

PO Box 1344
Prentiss, MS 39474

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Inc.

PO Box 273
Laurel, MS 39441-0273
Statewide 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-649-1092
Local crisis line Laurel: 601-428-8821
Local crisis line Hattiesburg: 601-582-2102
Business office Laurel: 601-428-1707
Court Advocate Information Line: 601-498-0157

  • Statewide 24-hour crisis line
  • 24-hour emergency shelter in Hattiesburg and Laurel up to 90 days
  • Temporary housing, food, transportation, and personal hygiene articles
  • Information and referrals regarding financial, medical, legal, housing, employment and educational assistance
  • Individual and group counseling on site (shelter), as well as off-site (community)
  • Victim advocacy in justice and municipal courts in 9 of the 11 counties
  • Aftercare case management up to 90 days after departure from the shelter
  • Children’s program (therapeutic child care, crisis counseling)
  • Public education, outreach, and community awareness programs
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program for abusers

Hours: The shelter in Hattiesburg and Laurel are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The business office, counseling offices in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Aftercare Case Management Program, and Children’s Program are provided Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program and support groups are held by appointment.
Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smith, and Wayne.


Pearl River Community College – GED

Free GED classes to anyone 17 or older.


Columbia WIN Job Center

1111 U.S. 98
Columbia, MS 39429
Job Placement, Priority Services for Veterans, TAA, Job Corps, On-the-Job Training
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm

Financial / Banking Services

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.

Jeff Davis County
1025 3rd Street
Prentiss, MS 39474

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Family Health Care Clinic IC, Inc.-Prentiss

910 2nd St.
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-825-7280 X224

Jefferson Davis County Health Department

1185-A Frontage Road
Prentiss, MS 39474

  • Breast & Cervical Cancer
  • Child Health (EPSDT)
  • Children’s Health Insurance
  • Children’s Medical Program
  • Diabetes control
  • Early Intervention (First Steps)
  • Family Planning
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Immunization
  • Maternity
  • Perinatal (PHRM)
  • Social Work
  • Tuberculosis
  • WIC

Open: Monday - Friday

Mental Health

Mental Health Center

PO Box 979
116 J E Johnson Road
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-2643 Fax

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

PO Box 18679
4100 Mamie St
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601-705-1952 (Fax)

Public Libraries

South Mississippi Regional Library