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West Virginia Juvenile Detention Center

The state of West Virginia has two types of juvenile detention facilities to help youth offenders get back on track. First, they have ten juvenile detention centers that offer secure confinement and a structured approach to rehabilitation. Then they have youth reporting centers for at-risk youth or those sentenced to community services.

The West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the government agency in charge of all juvenile detention facilities in the state. They also supervise youth offenders and maintain all West Virginia juvenile inmate records. These records are kept sealed until the person is 18 years old. Therefore, you cannot go online and perform a West Virginia juvenile detention center inmate search.

West Virginia Juvenile Detention Centers

West Virginia juvenile detention centers offer secure confinement in varying levels of custody. They also provide education, therapies, counseling, life-skills programming, and other solutions.

  • Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center.
  • Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center.
  • J. M. Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center.
  • Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center.
  • Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center.
  • Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center.
  • Ronald Mulholland Juvenile Center.
  • Sam Perdue Juvenile Center.
  • Tiger Morton Juvenile Center.
  • Vicki Douglas Juvenile Center.

Youth Reporting Centers

The West Virginia youth reporting centers offer an alternative to secure care. They contract with highly skilled therapists and social workers to assist at-risk youth and those with family or substance abuse issues. The list of youth centers in West Virginia includes:

  • Boone Logan County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Brooke Hancock County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Cabell County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Fayette County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Greenbrier County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Harrison County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Jefferson County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Kanawha County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Lincoln County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Marion County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Mason County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Mercer County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Putnam County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Raleigh County Youth Reporting Center.
  • STARS Youth Reporting Center.
  • Wetzel Tyler County Youth Reporting Center.
  • Wood County Youth Reporting Center.

Facts and Statistics

There are only about 570 youth offenders in juvenile detention in West Virginia. Of that total, 20% are female, and the rest are males. More than 75% are White, only about 12% are Black and the rest are other races. The most common reasons a kid ends up in juvenile detention in West Virginia are theft and assault.

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