Gov. Justice announces nearly $1 million in Justice Assistance Grant awards

11/18/2020

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $999,995.00 in Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program funds to 40 projects statewide. These funds will be used to assist state agencies, local units of government, and private non-profit agencies in carrying out specific programs that offer a high probability of improving the functioning of the criminal justice system.

Special emphasis was placed on multi-jurisdictional projects and statewide projects that seek to create and/or retain jobs in the criminal justice system in West Virginia.

“I’m extremely proud to be able to award this grant funding because I know it is going to greatly benefit dozens of communities across West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “At the end of the day, anything we can do to make our criminal justice system better is a win in my book. I love and appreciate the great West Virginians working in our justice system with all my soul, and I’m excited to see where this program will take us.”

These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs and are administered by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services.
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STATEWIDE
West Virginia State Police
$200,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

BARBOUR COUNTY
Barbour County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

CABELL COUNTY
City of Barboursville
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

Cabell County Commission
$15,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY
Doddridge County Commission
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Hampshire County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

HANCOCK COUNTY
Hancock County Commission
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officers.

HARDY COUNTY
Hardy County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

HARRISON COUNTY
City of Bridgeport
$30,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Bridgeport
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

Harrison County Commission
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officers.

City of Shinnston
$11,665

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

JACKSON COUNTY
City of Ravenswood
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

City of Ripley
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Jefferson County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

KANAWHA COUNTY
City of Charleston
$45,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Charleston
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officers.

City of Dunbar
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

City of Nitro
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

LEWIS COUNTY
Lewis County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

LOGAN COUNTY
Logan County Commission
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

LOGAN, BOONE, LINCOLN, MINGO, WAYNE, AND WYOMING COUNTIES
Logan County Commission
$45,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

MARSHALL COUNTY
Marshall County Commission
$30,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

MINERAL COUNTY
Mineral County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

MONONGALIA COUNTY
City of Morgantown
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officers.

MORGAN COUNTY
Morgan County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

OHIO COUNTY
Ohio County Commission
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officers.

Ohio County Commission
$30,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

PUTNAM COUNTY
City of Winfield
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

RALEIGH COUNTY
City of Beckley
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

ROANE COUNTY
Roane County Commission
$11,665

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

TAYLOR COUNTY
City of Grafton
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

UPSHUR COUNTY
Upshur County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

WIRT COUNTY
Wirt County Commission
$11,665

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

WOOD COUNTY
City of Parkersburg
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Bike Patrol Officer.

City of Vienna
$30,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

City of Vienna
$15,000

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Williamstown
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

Wood County Commission
$15,000

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.

WYOMING COUNTY
Wyoming County Commission

$15,000
These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer.​

Contact Information

Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

Governor's Mansion:
304.558.3588

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