West Virginia Reentry Programs

West Virginia Reentry Programs

West Virginia Department of Corrections: Department of corrections reentry program for the state of West Virginia.

KISRA Second Chance Mentoring Program – it is designed to help former offenders reenter our community, stabilize their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. It is also designed to enhance community safety by reducing the chances that they will return to prison in the future. A supportive, positive role model at this crucial time in their lives can mean all the difference in making that goal a reality.

Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is a service of the West Virginia State Bar which provides confidential assistance to West Virginia lawyers to help them identify and address problems with alcoholism, other drug addictions and mental health disorders.

Northern Panhandle Reentry Program – The Reentry Program’s goal is to reduce West Virginia’s prison population by providing an intensive supervision, treatment, and rehabilitation program for eligible candidates, addressing their drug and mental health issues in the hope of breaking the cycle of recidivism.

West Virginia Offender Reentry Initiative–it is a part of a national initiative to improve the transition of offenders from prison to communities.

Work Release ProgramA work release/study release program is available to inmates who are a year or less away from possible parole release or discharge, have a minimum security classification, have no history of escape or absconding and have a non-violent criminal history. Earnings are placed in a savings account after expenses are deducted including rent, court mandated restitution and/or child support obligations.Pre-release Program: Life skills and employment skills are offered to interested prisoners who are near their parole release eligibility. Program participation is voluntary.


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