Welcome to the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services...
As part of our ongoing mission and commitment to assist criminal and juvenile justice agencies and local government, we remain in process of revising and improving our website. The enhancements to our online presence will better serve the public and criminal justice professionals with research and performance data, available grants and funding, training and technical assistance information and recent or past analytical studies that spotlight elements of the criminal justice system in our state.
The mission of the Division of Justice and Community Services is to foster community safety and wellbeing by providing quality services, research and resources in support and improvement of the West Virginia justice system.
We envision the Division of Justice and Community Services as that agency primarily responsible for justice system planning, policy development; and, research and administration ensuring that components of the justice system functions fairly and consistently. We are a Division that guides, trains, monitors, and researches the justice system with efficient and effective management and evaluation methods. We develop and maintain collaborative partnerships related to the justice system; facilitate law enforcement professional standards and act as stewards of public funds promoting and providing aid to promising and evidence-based practices for the betterment of West Virginia.