ACLU of West Virginia
P.O. Box 3952
Charleston, WV 25339-3952
Phone: (304)345-9246
Email: mail@acluwv.org
Website: http://www.acluwv.org/

  • The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for all West Virginians and expand the reach of its guarantees to new areas.

Bluefield Housing Authority
1600 Hill Avenue
Bluefield, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 325-9653
Fax: (304) 325-9539
Email: cindyBHA@comcast.net

  • Services: Section 8 & Public Housing

Legal Aid of West Virginia
Charleston-Main Office
922 Quarrier Street, 4th FLoor
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (866) 255-4370 
Toll free: (800) 642-8279 
Fax: (304) 345-5934
Website: http://www.lawv.net/Home/PublicWeb

  • Counties served: Boone Braxton Clay Kanawha Lincoln Putnam Webster
  • Legal Aid and Legal Services of West Virginia recently merged. Services are available for civil legal matters only.

Office locations (10)

Beckley
Legal Aid of West Virginia
115B South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 255-0561 
Toll-free: (800) 319-4187 
Fax: (304) 255-0562

Clarksburg
Legal Aid of West Virginia
110 South Third Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: (304) 623-6649 
Toll-free: (866) 401-6439 
Fax: (304) 623-6215

  • Counties served: Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph, and Upsher

Huntington
Legal Aid of West Virginia
LAWV Behavioral Health Advocate, Community
1005 Sixth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (866) 255-4370
Toll-free: (866) 313-6129
Fax: (304) 697-2071

  • Counties served: Cabell Mason Wayne

Lewisburg
Legal Aid of West Virginia
P.O. Box 689
203 Green Lane
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: (304) 645-3131
Toll-free: (800) 401-9391 
Fax: (304) 647-3581

  • Counties served: Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas

Logan
Legal Aid of West Virginia
403 White & Browning Building
Stratton Street
Logan, WV 25601
Phone: (866) 255-4370
Toll-free: (800) 319-4203 
Fax: (304) 752-4185

  • Counties served: Logan and Mingo

Martinsburg
Legal Aid of West Virginia
P.O. Box 6040
529 Winchester Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25402
Phone: (304) 263-8871 
Toll-free:  (800) 401-8871 
Fax: (304) 264-8945

  • Counties served: Berkeley, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton

Parkersburg
Legal Aid of West Virginia
327 Ninth Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 485-7522 
Toll-free: (800) 675-7970 
Fax: (304) 428-6741

  • Counties served: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood

Princeton
Legal Aid of West Virginia
1519 North Walker Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: (866) 255-4370
Toll-free: (800) 319-4202 
Fax: (304) 431-3016

  • Counties served: McDowell Mercer Wyoming

Westover
Legal Aid of West Virginia
153 Holland Avenue
Westover, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 296-0001 
Toll-free: (800) 453-1939 
Fax: (304) 296-0276

  • Counties served: Barbour, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, and Tucker Counties

Wheeling
Legal Aid of West Virginia
The Mull Center, Suite 716
1025 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 232-1260 
Toll-free: (866) 401-5460 
Fax: (304) 232-7879

  • Counties served: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel

Prison Industry Program
Corrections Industry
1268 Greenbrier Street
Charlestown, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2945 
Fax: (304) 558-6056 
Website: www.state.wvus/wvdoc/industries.html

State Attorney General
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25405
Phone: (304) 558-2021
Website: www.state.wv.us/wvag

  • Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

State Public Defender
Public Defender Services
Building 3, Room 330
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-3905 
Fax: (304) 558-1098 

Unemployment Compensation Division
West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs
112 California Avenue
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2624 
Fax: (304) 558-5037 
Website: www.wvuc.org

West Virginia Bar Association
2006 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2456 
Fax: (304) 558-2467
Website: www.wvbar.org

West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs
112 California Avenue
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2630
Fax: (304) 558-2992 
Website: www.state.wv.us/bep

  • Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories,  service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment, and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.

West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs
P.O. Box 1349
Charleston, WV 25325
Phone: (304) 558-0342
Fax: (304) 558-0349 

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

West Virginia Division of Corrections
WVDOC Central Office
1409 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934
Fax - Fiscal and Human Resources: (304) 558-8048
Fax - Commissioner's Office: (304) 558-5367
Fax - Parole Services and Research Department:  (304) 558-1495
Fax - Records Department: (304) 558-8430       

Northern Regional Office
Jan Chamberlain
Assistant Commissioner
999 11th Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: (304) 843-4142
Fax: (304) 843-4144       

WV Division of Corrections-Offender Reentry Program
Office of Victim Services
Victim Services Manager
Phone: (304) 558-2036, ext. 29
Website: http://www.wvdoc.com/wvdoc/OffenderReEntry/tabid/118/Default.aspx

  • Reentry Services for Crime Victims Offender Reentry is a program designed to restore justice to communities and to victims. Each component of the program was designed to empower victims throughout the process of an offender's release from incarceration.

WORK4WV
Employment Services
West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs
112 California Avenue
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-1138 
Fax: (304) 558-1136
Website: www.state.wv.us/scripts/bep/jobs/

  • Work4WV is the name of the One Stop Career Centers in West Virginia. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive program of employment, training, and educational services while recognizing the need to enhance the characteristics of the region's labor market and business climate. Listings of the centers' locations may be found on the web site.

Work Release Program
Division of Corrections
Building #4, Room 300
112 California Avenue
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Contact: Brad Douglas, Research Analyst
Website: www.state.wv.us/wvdoc

  • A 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.