Welcome to New Way Mississippi, Inc
“Reaching out to at-risk youth and families in both rural and urban communities”
New Way Mississippi
New Way Mississippi, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Mississippi, and is recognized as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. While the targeted population of New Way Mississippi, Inc. is composed of mainly minority families and youth due to the lack of targeted services like ours, New Way Mississippi, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, or national origin.
As stated in New Way Mississippi, Inc.'s (NWMI) mission statement, restoration is a major objective of what we do.
As we look at the deterioration of our minority communities we must ask ourselves “What has happened to cause such a negative change?” Crime is a all time high, HIV/AIDS/STDs & teen pregnancy is up and economic development is almost of non-existence.
Once we take a hard look at the facts we can come to the reality that alcohol and drug abuse is at the root of the problem, in many cases as a means to cope. I have been working in urban communities of Jackson, MS for over 17 years in a variety of outreach ministries & non-profit management capacities to include drug rehabilitation programs and rescue mission programs only to confirm this suspicion that many experts have suggested for decades now.
My most troubling question, is “why hasn’t a comprehensive plan been put together to eradicate this problem or at the very least to minimize it?” Well NWMI along with the help of other agencies have formed a partnership to do just that which I will began to share in this entry of “The President’s Message”.
UNTIL THEN GOD BLESS!
Larry D. Perry
Did You Know...
- There are 3 state prisons and 89 jails in the state of MS (MS Department of Corrections)
- As of 2017, there are 23,813 prisoners but only 3,039 employees. There are 24,348 under probation and 8, 826 under parole (National Institute of Corrections)
- MS has the 2nd highest incarceration rate of the United States (Prison Policy)
- In the United States, 68% of released state prisoners are arrested within 3 years, 79% within 6 years, and 83% within 9 years (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- More than 70% of incarceration is due to illicit drugs (MS Department of Corrections)