official to lead Juvenile Services
W.Va. – A veteran
investigator well-known in his community as a youth mentor will now oversee
West Virginia’s juvenile justice agency, Military Affairs and Public Safety
Secretary Jeff Sandy announced Wednesday.
Jim Justice has appointed William Marshall as Director of the Division of
Juvenile Services, which is part of the Department of Military Affairs and
Division of Juvenile Services pursues an important public safety mission while
also providing programs and treatment for at-risk youth. Marshall will
lead an agency with 10 residential facilities and 16 community-based Youth
Reporting Centers. There are more than 530 juveniles in the care of the
division, which continues to implement recently enacted reforms that aim to
keep youths in their homes and communities instead of facilities.
would like to thank Governor Justice and Chief of Staff Hall for honoring me to
lead the W.Va. Division of Juvenile Services,” Marshall said. “Working with
youth and juvenile programs has been a passion of mine for many years. I look
forward to leading the Division in assisting the residents in our facilities to
greater things, to accomplish dreams and goals they once had to become
successful West Virginians."
repeatedly distinguished himself as an investigator throughout his
quarter-century career with the West Virginia State Police. He earned
commendations from the U.S. Department of Justice for his investigative work
with the region’s federal fraud task force. He retired earlier this year from
the State Police while commander of its Wood County detachment. He was later
named Director of the department’s consolidated Corrections Investigations
is also a Wood County father of five. Sandy cited Marshall’s decades-long
service as a mentor of youth in the Mid-Ohio Valley, including as an assistant
basketball coach at Parkersburg South High School.
his time as Director of Corrections Investigations, everyone could see his love
of working with the juveniles,” Sandy said. “He has extensive experience
understanding the youth mindset, and where he will excel as Director of the
Division of Juvenile Services is as a leader.”
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