EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSReport Says Community Corrections Programs Reducing Nonviolent Offenders
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 3, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A new report said community corrections programs in West Virginia are succeeding at keeping nonviolent offenders out of prisons and jails.
Between July 1, 2012 and June, 30, 2013, more than 3,800 offenders were placed in programs offered in 49 of the state's 55 counties.
The Community Corrections Act Fiscal 2013 report said more than 1,400 offenders successfully completed assigned counseling and training programs. A total 3,364 offenders stopped participating in the programs in the 2013 fiscal year.
State Division of Justice and Community Service Director Norbert Federspiel told the Charleston Gazette that the numbers are encouraging.
The programs allow judges to sentence nonviolent offenders to day reporting centers. The centers provide counseling, adult education and/or job training. Offenders also participate in community service projects.
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