Barbour County, WV Jails and Correctional Centers


The Barbour County Community Corrections Program was established in 2007. The program is a part of the Nineteenth Circuit Court region of Barbour and Taylor Counties. Originally the program was in a two-room office building on Mason Street, in Philippi, WV. But since it’s conception, the program has grown tremendously in both staff and client numbers. Therefore, creating the need for a larger office space. In 2011, the program moved to Court Street in Philippi which previously housed the 911 center.

Mission Statement

“To enhance public safety by enforcing accountability and court mandates while engaging offenders in opportunities to become law abiding citizens.”

What is community corrections

Community corrections is commonly referred to as a day report center. It is a community based program that provides an alternative sentencing option to jail or prison.

Types of Supervision

  • Bond Supervision
  • Pretrial Diversion
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Felony Offenses

Community Corrections Components

  • Sanctions/Incentives
  • Case Management
  • Treatment/Education
  • Reintegration/Release

Purpose of the Program

  • Provide a viable alternative to incarceration for offenders at various stages of the criminal justice system, including bond, sentenced and pretrial diversion
  • Provide sentencing alternatives to reduce prison/jail overcrowding while reducing recidivism and regional jail cost
  • Promote accountability of offenders within their own community
  • Address offender’s criminogenic needs
  • Provide intense supervision by utilizing appropriate graduated sanctions and incentives
  • Provide evidence based program to meet initialized treatment needs
  • Assist with local judicial criminal justice needs

Program Goals

  • Widen the net of social control by expanding services from a correctional facility to the community
  • Assure public safety, deterrence and accountability while providing rehabilitating services to the the offenders
  • Transition offenders from jail and/or prison to the community by establishing stable home plans and aftercare services

Accountability / Deterrent Methods

Drug and Alcohol Testing
GPS Electronic Monitoring
Alcohol Electronic Monitoring
Community Service/Work Crews
Daily and Weekly Reporting
Intense Supervision

Treatment Services Offered

Individual Counseling
Substance Abuse Groups
NA/AA Meetings
Anger Management Group
Parenting Class
Nutrition Class
Healthy Relationships
Child Care Education
TASC (GED) Class
Psychological Referrals
Mental Health Referrals
Inpatient Referrals
Refusal Skills Group
Values and Responsibilities Group
Rational Behavioral Therapy
Stress, Anxiety and Depression Group
Life Skills Class
Boundaries Group