W.Va. governor awards grant to community corrections programs

“Our goal is to keep the individuals from re-offending and, hopefully, keep them out of the drug community,” organizers said


By Jeena Cadigan
WBOY

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice awarded 30 projects across the state as part of the West Virginia Community Corrections Grant Program.

“Our goal is to keep the individuals from re-offending and, hopefully, keep them out of the drug community,” Corley said. “So, the individuals are in here for around a year, minimum, is what we like to see them stay in the program. So, our whole goal is to change their thought process and get them jobs, hopefully, maybe get them out of the area that they’re living in or who they’re living with, just to try and change their whole entire lifestyle, so that they stay out of jail and don’t re-offend and, hopefully, recover from drugs and alcohol.”

Marion County was awarded $120,000. The money will be used to help the community continue its corrections program.

FULL STORY: Gov. Justice awards grant to community corrections programs in Marion County

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