The Hinds County Department of Public Works provides construction and maintenance services for highways, roads and bridges. It operates engineering and development, planning and administration, roadway and drainage divisions. The department is a part of Hinds County, which features information technology, justice court, personnel, planning and public works divisions. The county is equipped with passenger vehicles, road and fire equipment and engines that provide preventive maintenance services. Hinds County also deals in criminal proceedings, and civil suit, debt and damages. It operates a more than 52,050-square-foot juvenile justice center that offers psychological counseling services for children up to the age of 17.