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1 Joint Correctional and Public Health Training Conference

2 Dale Humphreys Division Director State of West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services 1200 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV Fax

3 Central Office WV Division of Juvenile Services 1200 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV Fax Denny Dodson Deputy Director

4 History of DJS  Beginning in the mid ‘90’s West Virginia experienced a significant increase in their serious juvenile offender population.  West Virginia’s juvenile detention and correctional systems were unprepared for this increased demand for services.  At that time, the five West Virginia juvenile detention centers were under the authority of the Department of Health and Human Resources.  The two West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities – the West Virginia Industrial home for Youth and the Davis Center, were owned and operated by the Division of Corrections.

5 History of DJS  In response to this increased demand, a Summit on Juvenile Justice was held in October 1996 and recommendations were made on issues of detention, prevention, and intervention and training.  The recommendations from the Summit were incorporated into the goals for improvement of the juvenile justice system in the State.  The conclusion was presented, with recommendations, to the Juvenile Foster Care, Detention, and Placement Legislative Task Force.  The result was the creation of the Division of Juvenile Services, under the authority of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, from House bill 2680 which was passed on July 1, 1997.

6 The Beginning When DJS was formed there were two correctional facilities received from Division of Corrections, three detention centers received from Department of Health & Human Resources, one detention center received from Kanawha County, and one detention center under contractual agreement with Youth Services Systems. Most of the agency’s facilities are either new or have been recently renovated. This prevents many of the environmental conditions that are the result of antiquated structures.

7 Facility Intakes and Staffing Patterns In 2008 Intakes Male 951 Female 322 Total 1273 Staff 640 Total FTE’s 40 Full-time contract personnel

8 Facility Capacity CBJC24Davis Center50 DRKJDDC46GSJC23 LYJC24NRJC19 RSJC23TMJC23 VDJC13WVIHY216 Total Capacity 461

9 Mission Statements The Division of Juvenile Services The Division of Juvenile Services is committed to providing effective, beneficial services to youth in the Juvenile Justice System that promote positive development and accountability, while preserving community safety, and sustaining a work environment predicated upon principles of professionalism, with dignity and respect for all. Correctional Facilities Correctional facilities provide for a safe and secure environment for youth who have been sentenced to a State facility, for the staff of the facilities, and the community. Correctional Units provide positive development programs that will provide opportunity for rehabilitation of youth for return to the community as responsible and productive citizens. Detention Centers The mission of the Detention Centers is to ensure safe, secure facilities with sufficient space for pre-dispositional youth, with quality services and progressive programming to achieve positive outcomes for detention residents.

10 Davis Center J. M. “Chick” Buckbee Juvenile Center Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center Northern Regional Juvenile Center - Private Industrial Home for Youth Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center Sam Perdue Juvenile Center Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Detention and Diagnostic Center Tiger Morton Juvenile Center Correctional Facility Detention Center Staff Secure Facility D etention and Diagnostic Facility Central Office

11 Staff Secure Facilities Individual and group counseling is provided daily as well as organized therapeutic recreational programming. Every youth participates in a battery of assessments which follows the state plan for assessments The facility case manager coordinates in house and community services for the youth in care, as well as ensure that a multi-disciplinary team is scheduled to ensure that treatment planning is completed efficiently.

12 106 Martin Drive Mt. Hope, WV Goldie Gwinn, Case Manager Ralph Terry Facility Director Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center

13 Gene Spadaro Program The Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center is a multi-purpose facility. It is 24 beds and co-ed. It offers staff secure detention as well as a residential program. This facility is unique in that we have a contract with the Department of Health and Human Resources to provide a residential program for short term stabilization and specialized supervision of status offenders who exhibit chronic and recent (within 30 days) runaway behaviors. Placements of DHHR youth are not to last more than 30 days. These youth are required to have a status offense petition filed or a pending status offense case. The youth is in the legal custody of DHHR and physical custody of DJS during their placement. This ensures the youth remains safe while they receive needed programming and educational services. The facility facilitates a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting within five days of placement. This agreement is in place while DHHR contracts for two status offender facilities in West Virginia – one in the north and one in the south. When those facilities are in place, we will re-evaluate our programming at the Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center.

14 900 Emmett Rousch Rd. Martinsburg, WV Tel (304) Fax (304) Robin Mauck, Case Manager Stacy Rauer- Racey Interim Director Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center

15 John Marchio Facility Director Robert Shell Juvenile Center Two O’Hanlon Place Barboursville, WV Tel (304) Fax (304) Kevin Richardson, Case Manager Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center

16 Detention Centers DJS has six hardware secure juvenile detention centers. Detention Centers are facilities for juveniles who have been charged with committing a crime that would be punishable by incarceration, if committed by an adult. They are housed in our detention centers, a secure environment, as they continue through the juvenile justice court process

17 James H. “Tiger” Morton Juvenile Center 60 Manfred Holland Way Dunbar, WV Fax Michael Parker, Case Manager Marshall Berger Director

18 907 Mission Dr. Parkersburg, WV Fax Debbie Melrose, Case Manager David Jones Facility Director Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center

19 843 Shelter Road Princeton, WV Fax Nolan Dempsey, Case Manager Dan Egnor Facility Director Sam Perdue Juvenile Center

20 One Jerry Lane Augusta, WV Fax Shirley Guinn, Case Manager Barbara Spaid Facility Director Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center

21 1000 Chapline St. Wheeling, WV Fax Derrick West, Case Manager Linda Scott Facility Director Northern Regional Juvenile Center (Contracted with Youth Services Systems)

22 One Lory Place Julian, WV Fax Matthew Beckett, Diagnostic Unit Manager Michael Hale Superintendent Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Detention and Diagnostic Facility

23 Diagnostic Center Mission Statement To provide a safe, secure environment for the residents of the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic & Detention Center and the Northern WV Youth Diagnostic Center. The treatment team shall utilize and provide an array of case management, diagnostic and evaluative services for it’s residents and will communicate, through the multi-disciplinary team process, the results of those services to the appropriate professionals working with each resident. Accordingly, a commitment shall be made to the treatment process for, and on the behalf of, each resident.

24 Correctional Facilities The Division of Juvenile Services operates two juvenile correctional facilities which are responsible for the placement and care of adjudicated and post-dispositional youth. Correctional centers are designated long-term secure facilities which have the capacity to serve juveniles between the ages of twelve and twenty-one years of age.  The West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth, the state’s only maximum-security juvenile correctional facility, can house approximately 140 male and 30 female residents.  The Davis Center is designated as a minimum-security juvenile correctional facility. It houses up to 50 male residents whose plan is to transition back into the community.

25 West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth Joseph Merendino Superintendent 7 Industrial Boulevard Industrial, WV Phone: Fax:

26 Administrators of the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth Joseph Merendino – Superintendent Major Edward Eisley – Director of Security Crystal Hall – Director of Treatment and Programs Linda Ashcraft – Director of Business and Finance Dalin Hayes – Director of Operations

27 Blackwater Falls Road Davis, WV Stephanie Bond Superintendent Davis Center

28 Administrators of the Davis Center Mary Sagace, Business Manager Lt. Brad Siler, Chief Correctional Officer Dan Dilly, Unit Manager

29 Rubenstein Center Scheduled to open Fall beds 56 Males 28 Females Vocation Programs Electrical Business Building Construction and Welding)

30 Youth Reporting Centers Jason Wright Assistant Director of Community Based Services Youth Reporting Centers are community based, nonresidential, intermediate sanction strategies, as well as, an intervention program that provides consequences to youthful offenders at risk of out of home placement and/or part of their reintegration into the community from placement. The program is created to hold court involved and court diverted youth accountable for their deviant /criminal behavior in a controlled, intense treatment environment while they continue their education and take part in services designed to meet their individual needs.

31 Brooke Hancock Youth Reporting Center Wayne County Youth Reporting Center STARS Youth Reporting Center Marion County Youth Reporting Center Putnam County Youth Reporting Center Cabell County Youth Reporting Center Mercer County Youth Reporting Center Kanawha County Youth Reporting Center Current Youth Reporting Centers Future Youth Reporting Centers Central Office Wood County Youth Reporting Center

32 Population served: Male and Female ages 12-18, that are at risk of being detained or placed out of the home as a result of their offense, as well as those youth returning from Level III placement, The Industrial Home for Youth and the Davis Center. This includes youth on both formal and informal probation. Program Length: Dependent on court recommendations. Minimum of thirty (30) days. A (4) four phase system will be utilized for those youth referred for longer participation in the program. Services offered: Supportive group and Individual Counseling, vocational coaching, community services, educational and tutoring, substance abuse education, conflict resolution, anger management, family counseling, intensive therapy based on the youths needs. Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 8:00pm. Youth will attend the program based on educational needs. Those in regular public schools will report from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Friday. Referral Sources: Juvenile Probation, Circuit Court, Juvenile Referee. Youth Reporting Centers

33 Cabell County YRC Two O’Hanlon Place Barboursville, WV – Fax Daniel Napier Director STARS YRC 900 Emmett Rousch Drive Martinsburg, WV – Fax April Plotner Director

34 Brooke/Hancock YDC 3551 ½ Main Street Weirton, WV Fax Jodi Mankowski Director Kanawha County YDC 1039 Central Avenue Charleston, WV / / Fax Lana Robinson Director

35 Marion County YDC 1116 Fairmont Avenue Fairmont, WV Melissa Schleicher Director Future Sites Putnam County Wood County Wayne County Mercer County

36 Health and Mental Health Contracts Mental Health Provision Trudi Blaylock, MA Regional Administrator Juvenile Services Division PSIMED Corrections LLC Healthcare Provision Kathy Nicholson Regional Administrator Juvenile Detention Primecare Inc

37 Future Plans Leadership Academy Residential Substance Abuse Program Additional Youth Reporting Centers Greenhouse Program


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