Gov. Justice announces over $1.1 million in Justice Assistance Grant awards

11/23/2021

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CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $1,184,284.00 in Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program funds to 42 projects across West Virginia. 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’ve always said we always need to do everything in our power to help make our criminal justice system better and better,” Gov. Justice said. “This grant program is going to open up even more possibilities to the incredible men and women working in our justice system. I couldn’t be more proud to award this funding.”

These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and are administered by the Justice and Community Services Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services.
Justice and Community Services contact:

Marty A. Hatfield
Criminal Justice Program Manager
Email: Marty.A.Hatfield@wv.gov
Call: 304-558-8814, Ext. 22414
Funds were awarded to the following:

STATEWIDE
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
$70,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the WVSCA/WVDCR Collaborative Video Conferencing Project.

West Virginia State Police
$215,284.00

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

BARBOUR COUNTY
Barbour County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Philip Barbour High School.

CABELL COUNTY
Cabell County Commission
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the Cabell County Drug Task Force/Crime Reduction Program.

City of Barboursville
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Barboursville Middle School.

CALHOUN COUNTY
Calhoun County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Calhoun County Middle/High School.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY
Doddridge County Commission
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Doddridge County Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Hampshire County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Hampshire High School.

HANCOCK COUNTY
Hancock County Commission
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Oak Glen High and Weirton High Schools.

HARDY COUNTY
Hardy County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to East Hardy High School.

HARRISON COUNTY
City of Bridgeport
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Bridgeport High School.

City of Bridgeport
$72,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force.

Harrison County Commission 
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to South Harrison High, Liberty High, and Robert C. Byrd High Schools.

JACKSON COUNTY
City of Ravenswood
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Ravenswood High School.

City of Ripley
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Ripley High School.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Jefferson County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Jefferson High School.

KANAWHA COUNTY
City of Charleston
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to West Side Middle, Capital High, and George Washington High Schools.

City of Charleston
$50,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team.

City of Dunbar
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Dunbar Middle School.

City of Nitro
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Nitro High School.

LEWIS COUNTY
Lewis County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Lewis County High School.

LINCOLN COUNTY
Town of Hamlin
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Lincoln County High School.

LOGAN COUNTY
Logan County Commission
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Man High, Logan High, and Chapmanville High Schools.

Logan County Commission
$57,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

MINERAL COUNTY
Mineral County Commission
$20,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Frankfort High and Keyser High Schools.

MONONGALIA COUNTY
City of Morgantown
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Mountaineer Middle and Suncrest Middle Schools.

MONROE COUNTY
Monroe County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to James Monroe High School.

MORGAN COUNTY
Morgan County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Berkeley Springs High School.

OHIO COUNTY
Ohio County Commission
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Wheeling Park High, Middle Creek Elementary, and Madison Elementary Schools.

Ohio County Commission
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force.

PLEASANTS COUNTY
Pleasants County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to St. Marys High School.

PUTNAM COUNTY
City of Winfield
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Winfield Middle and Winfield High Schools.

RALEIGH COUNTY
City of Beckley
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Woodrow Wilson High School.

RANDOLPH COUNTY
Randolph County Commission
$30,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Tygart Valley High/Middle and Elkins Middle Schools.

ROANE COUNTY
Roane County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Roane County High School.

TAYLOR COUNTY
City of Grafton
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Grafton High School.

UPSHUR COUNTY
Upshur County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.

WOOD COUNTY
City of Vienna
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Jackson Middle School.

City of Vienna
$25,000.00

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

City of Williamstown
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Williamstown High School.

Wood County Commission
$15,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer assigned to Blennerhassett Middle School.

WYOMING COUNTY
Wyoming County Commission
$25,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support Prevention Resource Officers assigned to Westside High and Wyoming East High Schools.
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Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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