American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia
P.O. Box 3952
Charleston, West Virginia 25339
Phone: (304) 345-9246
Jennifer Meinig, Executive Director
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Report from Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth highlights recent legislative reforms, some of the key stakeholders involved, and some of the lives impacted by these reforms.
Position announcements in the field of youth justice: May 2016.
Here's what's inside: FL Member Pushes Legislation to Reform State's Direct File Procedures WV Member's Campaign Halts Plans for New For-Profit Youth Facility Meet the Fellows: Garien Gatewood VA Member's Report Targets Problems with School Police Justice Denied: One Young Person's Story Youth Justice Reform Roundup | January 2016 Youth Justice Job Announcements | January 2016
In 2015, West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) fast-tracked a plan to build a 70-bed, for-profit youth detention facility to house youth with mental health needs. However, thanks to an impressive campaign run by the ACLU of West Virginia (an NJJN member), those plans have been halted.
Download NJJN's April, 2015 e-newsletter, featuring stories about member work in West Virginia on truancy reform and in Texas on truancy and court processes, a profile of Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellow Christy Sampson-Kelly, our news and research roundup, and position openings in youth justice reform.
The West Virginia legislature recently passed a bill (H.B. 2550) to reform the state’s response to truancy, an issue which, in West Virginia, is deeply tied to high rates of youth incarceration.
Mountain State Justice, a non-profit law office, has filed suit against the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services and the superintendent of the Industrial Home for Youth in Salem for subjecting youth to a "regimen of dehumanization and isolation."
West Virginia Establishes Multidisciplinary Treatment Process for Committed Youth, West Virginia, S.B. 626/Chapter 31
Requires that juvenile services engage in a multidisciplinary treatment planning process for committed juveniles.