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Teenage drug and alcohol abuse affects families in every part of Oktibbeha County regardless of location, race, or economic status. The Mississippi Department of Human Services - Division of Youth Services can assist families in identifying treatment options. In addition to referral to treatment facilities, the Youth Court offers a Juvenile Drug Court program consisting of intensive supervision, counseling, and drug testing. For more information, please call the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services at 662-323-8564.
The Oktibbeha County Youth Court functions to assist families who have children with conduct issues that are disruptive to the home, school, or community. In some cases, the Oktibbeha County Office of Youth Services can offer informal counseling to the child and family. In other cases, it may be necessary to refer the family for psychiatric or psychological intervention. There will be instances when the Youth Court will bring the child into court for adjudication and probation. For further information, please call the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services at 662-323-8654 or the Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk's Office. If your child is between the ages of 10 and 17, you may contact these offices for assistance:
Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Youth ServicesCity Hall Building 101 Lampkin StreetStarkville, MS 39759
Oktibbeha County Youth CourtOktibbeha County Courthouse101 East Main StreetStarkville, MS 39759Phone: 662-323-5834
Oktibbeha County Youth Court Defender Cecelia Cook Phone: 662-324-0219