Patti Marshall retired from the MS Attorney General’s Office in 2017, as an Assistant Attorney General, and the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Victim Assistance which encompassed the Children’s Division, Victim Compensation, Victim Services, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking & Human Trafficking. From August of 2018 until June 30, 2020, she was on a part time contract as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Children’s Division.
Over her thirty plus year tenure with the State, Patti has been appointed to numerous boards, commissions & task forces by the Attorney General, the Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court & others. Those include: the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, the State Drug Court Advisory Committee, the MS Commission on Children’s Justice, the Parent Representation Task Force, the Parent Representation Strategic Planning Leadership Team, CASA Board of MS, one of the founding members of the MS Children’s Justice Center now the Children’s Safe Center, Advisory Board for the MC School of Law Child Advocacy Program, MS Kids Count Program, the Jim Casey Initiative Advisory Board, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Task Force, the Governor’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, the Child Advocacy Studies Training Facility Planning Committee, the Supreme Court Family First Initiative Committee & the Programs of HOPE subcommittees.
Patti has been honored throughout her career with many awards, including: the Lifetime Achievement Award (the 2018 Anthony “Tony” Gobar, Sr. Award) from the MS Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the MS Commission on the Status of Women Nominee in the Political/State & Local Government Finalist for 2015, the Amicus Award from the MS School of Law, the 2012 Children’s Star Award from Southern Christian Services for Children & Youth (SCSCY), the 2014 Looking to the Future Award also from the SCSCY, the Most Distinguished Juvenile Professional Award from the Department of Public Safety for her work implementing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in MS through a grant from the Annie E Casey Foundation, & the 2015 Bud Cramer Award from the National Children’s Alliance for outstanding commitment to the Children’s Advocacy Center Industry.