Panhandle counties to get almost $300,000 to boost Corrections programs

20 June 2024- Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $5,532,553.00 in West Virginia Community Corrections Grant program funds to 30 projects statewide. 

These funds will be used to assist local communities in the establishment and continued operation of community corrections programs.

The West Virginia Community Corrections Grant Program is intended to provide a means for communities to develop, establish and maintain community-based corrections programs to provide the judicial system with sentencing alternatives for those offenders who may require less than institutional custody. 

These funds are administered by the Justice and Community Services (JCS) Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services (DAS).

Funds were awarded to the following:

Berkeley County Commission — $244,000.00
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Berkeley County.

Jefferson County Commission — $155,000.00
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Jefferson County.

Morgan County Commission — $120,000.00
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Morgan County.

Gov. Justice also announced two additional awards, including: 

  • $150,000 for the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, which will be used hire a statewide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) project coordinator.
  • $100,000 for the West Virginia CASA Association, which is responsible for providing resources, support, and technical assistance to 10 local CASA programs throughout West Virginia.