Thomas Broome

Pelahatchie, Mississippi

Thomas H. (Tom) Broome is serving his third term as a County Court Judge for Rankin County, Mississippi, and is the former County Prosecutor.   Broome is the Chair of the Mississippi Council of Youth Court Judges; the Co-Chair of the Mississippi Supreme Court Commission on Children’s Justice; a member of the State Drug Court Advisory Board; a member of the MS Uniform Youth Court Rules Commission; the Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee on the State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice; the Vice Chair of the MS Children’s Justice Act Task Force; and is Vice Chair of the Statewide Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Task Force.  Broome has also been appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to serve on a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teen Pregnancy and Health Issues. He is on the Family Violence Department Advisory Committee and the Membership Committee of the NCJFCJ, and has served on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee.   Judge Broome has been honored with the numerous awards and commendations for his advocacy on behalf of children and families, as well as service to the Bench and the Bar. He is married to Paula Henderson who serves as the Domestic Violence State Resource Prosecutor for the MS Attorney General’s Office, and previously served as the founding Director and Attorney for the Family Violence and Victim Services Department of the MS Band of Choctaw Indians.   They love traveling and cooking together, and Judge Broome also enjoys hunting and working on the family’s tree farm.