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West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services

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The West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services (WVDJS) is a state agency of West Virginia, headquartered on the second floor of the Brooks Medical Building in Charleston. The agency operates juvenile correctional facilities.



Maximum secured facilities:

  • West Virginia Industrial Home For Youth (partially in Salem, partially in unincorporated Doddrige County)
  • Staff secured facilities include:

  • Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center (Barboursville)
  • Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center (Unincorporated Fayette County)
  • Minimum secured facilities:

  • Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center (Unincorporated Tucker County)
  • Youth diagnostic centers:

  • Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic and Detention Center (Unincorporated Boone County)
  • Northern West Virginia Youth Diagnostic Center (on the grounds of the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth)
  • The young diagnostic centers are designated to hold youth for 60 days. WVDJS operated two diagnostic centers until January 2006, when Kuhn took all diagnostic functions and Northern West Virginia was reclassified. In February 2008 Northern West Virginia was re-opened as a classification center, increasing classification bed space from 38 to 53.

    Detention centers

    Detention centers include:

  • J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center (Unincorporated Hampshire County)
  • Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center (Martinsburg)
  • James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center (Unincorporated Kanawha County)
  • Sam Perdue Juvenile Center (Unincorporated Mercer County)
  • Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center (Parkersburg)
  • Contract/Private detention centers:

  • Northern Regional Juvenile Detention Center (Wheeling)
  • Youth reporting centers

    Youth reporting centers include:

  • Brooke / Hancock Youth Reporting Center (Weirton)
  • Cabell County Youth Reporting Center (Barboursville)
  • Harrison County Youth Reporting Center (Clarksburg)
  • Kanawha County Youth Reporting Center (Charleston)
  • Marion County Youth Reporting Center (Fairmont)
  • Mason County Youth Reporting Center (Point Pleasant)
  • Mercer County Youth Reporting Center (Princeton)
  • Putnam County Youth Reporting Center (Winfield)
  • STARS Youth Reporting Center (Martinsburg)
  • Tri-County Youth Reporting Center (Madison)
  • Wood County Youth Reporting Center (Vienna)
  • Wetzel County Youth Reporting Center - 101 South 4th Ave. Suite 500 Paden City, WV 26159
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  • Fayette County Youth Reporting Center (Oak Hill)
  • References

    West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services Wikipedia

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