Thirty projects around the state received $5,417,239 in West Virginia Community Corrections Grant program funds, according to a press release from the governor’s office last week. The funds will be used to assist local communities in the establishment and continued operation of community corrections programs.
The Morgan County Commission received $60,000 in grant funds, which will be used for the county’s Day Report Center staff and operation.
The Day Report Center serves as a court-ordered alternative program for offenders who qualify for non-jail supervision and substance use recovery services.
“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,” according to Gov. Jim Justice’s office.
The funds are administered by the Justice and Community Services Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services.
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Morgan County.