West Virginia Office of Research and Strategic Planning




The Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) is a unit of the Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) that supports the agency's mission to foster public safety by providing high-quality statistical information, training, technical consultation, and research.  It consists of two subunits, the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (WVCJSAC) and the Justice Center for Evidence Based Practice (WVJCEBP).  The ORSP is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of research specialists with methodological training and expertise in a variety of fields including criminology, statistics, sociology, political science, psychology, and others.  Staff in both subunits of the ORSP share a common commitment to producing research that meets the highest standards for methodological rigor and ethical integrity.  Their dedication to these values has enabled the ORSP, and the DJCS, to make substantial contributions to the administration of justice in West Virginia.


  • ORSP Staff - Contact information and bios for WVSAC and WVJCEBP staff.

  • News and Events -  Current news and events for the ORSP and the two subunits, WVSAC and WVJCEBP.