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March 17, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Lisa Nored, of Hattiesburg, to the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal juvenile justice funds to support youth development programs and improvements to the state’s juvenile justice system.


“Lisa is a woman of integrity and high moral character,” Governor Barbour said. “I know that she will be an asset to the Juvenile Justice Committee and will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”


Nored is an associate professor of Administration of Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she serves as assistant chair of the Department of Administration of Justice and director of the Statistical Analysis Center. Nored received specialized training in child welfare at the University of Michigan School of Law and later served as law clerk to Justice James W. Smith, Jr., who is now Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Following several years of private practice, Nored joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently serves as a member of the Southern Juvenile Defender Center Advisory Board located at Emory School of Law, where her interests include juvenile justice and child welfare. Nored has lectured extensively in these areas and continues to author publications; most recently, she has written a chapter on Youth Court Practice included in the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (West Publishing) and Child Advocacy in Mississippi (2005: Thomson/West Publishing).


Nored earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice and thereafter earned a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. Nored is currently completing the requirements for a Ph.D. in public administration at Mississippi State University.