Administrative Office of Courts

The AOCweb program has been discontinued. To submit reports, please review the information sent from AOC or contact Shense Trussell at 601-576-4628.

The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts was established in July 1, 1993 in order to assist in the efficient administration of the nonjudicial business of the State's court system. The AOC is located in Jackson, Mississippi, and is responsible for performing the following duties:

    •To assist the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with his duties as the chief administrative officer of all of the courts of the state;
    •To collect case statistics from all civil, criminal and youth courts in the state;
    •To coordinate and conduct studies and projects to improve the administration of justice;
    •To require the filing of reports and the collection and compilation of statistical data and financial information;
    •To make recommendations regarding the state of the dockets and the effective number of judges and other court personnel;
    •To prescribe uniform administrative and business records, forms, systems and records;
    •To devise and promulgate youth court tracking forms;
    •To prepare and submit budget recommendations necessary for the maintenance and operation of the judicial system;
    •To develop and implement personnel policies for nonjudicial court employees;
    •To procure, distribute, exchange, transfer and assign equipment, books, forms and supplies as are acquired for the court system;
    •To make recommendations for the improvement of the operations of the judicial system;
    •To prepare and submit an annual report on the work of the judicial system;
    •To take necessary steps in the collection of unpaid fines and court costs;
    •To perform any additional administrative duties as assigned by the Supreme Court.


Director of AOC Katharine Surkin 601-576-4636
Deputy Director Lisa Counts 601-359-3470
Public Information Officer Beverly Kraft 601-576-4637
Youth Court Program Director Emiko Hemleben 601-576-4627
Director of Language Access Deenie Miller 601-359-4469
Director of Intervention Courts Pam Holmes 601-576-4631
Data Entry Operator (court record searches) Lenora Hollins 601-576-4630
Administrative Support Specialist Shense Trussell 601-576-4628