Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Western Regional Day Report Center receives $530,000 grant

Western Regional Day Report Center receives $530,000 grant

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

WAYNE - The Western Regional Day Report Center, which serves Cabell and Wayne counties, has been awarded $530,000 to go toward substance abuse treatment programs, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday.

The governor announced $6.3 million had been awarded to 27 agencies across the state through the West Virginia Community Corrections Grant Program to assist in the establishment and continued operation of community corrections programs.

Chris Dean, director of the Western Regional Day Report Center, said the funding will be used to help those in the program receive treatment to get their lives back on track.

"The programs are geared toward adjusting underlying problems to help break the cycle so hopefully they will not return into the court system upon completing the program," Dean said Friday in a phone interview.

The day report center primarily receives designated funding from the two counties it serves, but the organization writes grants to provide extra funding for other programs such as drug abuse treatment.

Participants go through the substance abuse program while completing community service outlined in their sentence for criminal offenses. Click here to read more >