Hearing date set for Oxford shelter

JACKSON – The secretary of state’s office will conduct a hearing July 26 on a cease and desist order issued in March to an Oxford shelter for continuing to solicit donations in Mississippi despite failing to renew its charitable registration.

The hearing will be at the secretary of state’s office in Jackson.

The secretary of state’s office says it if makes the cease and desist order final, the Domestic Violence Project won’t be allowed to operate as a charity, will face an administrative penalty of $25,000 per violation and will be administratively dissolved as a licensed nonprofit for solicitation in Mississippi.

The Domestic Violence Project runs a shelter for victims of domestic abuse in Oxford and Lafayette County. It also offers anger management classes to couples and parents.

The Associated Press