WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Glenville State University announce partnership


​​GLENVILLE, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WV DCR) and Glenville State University (GSU) today announced a partnership aimed at providing eligible graduates of WVDCR's Basic Training programs with college-level course credit towards degrees in Criminal Justice at GSU.

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Glenville State University. This collaboration allows us to provide additional training and professional development opportunities for our Correctional Officers,” said WV DCR Commissioner William Marshall.

This agreement creates a pathway for WVDCR Academy graduates to earn credits applicable to an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree or Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) Degree in Criminal Justice at GSU.

“Glenville State University is proud to establish this transformative partnership with the West Virginia Corrections Academy. By integrating real-world correctional experiences with our academic programs, we are paving a way for Academy graduates to further their education and advance their careers seamlessly. This agreement not only recognizes the valuable skills and knowledge gained through their rigorous training, but also enhances our commitment to the professional development of correctional officers in West Virginia. Together, we are working towards strengthening our state's correctional system and supporting the continued growth of our students.”

This partnership allows graduates of the West Virginia Corrections Academy to receive academic credits. The Corrections Academy program equips graduates with a comprehensive curriculum, encompassing vital subjects such as Correctional Documentation, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Emergency Procedures, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Suicide Prevention, Autism Awareness, Trauma-Informed Correctional Care, Scenario-Based Training and various other pertinent classes.

Students must follow GSU's admission procedures and meet degree completion requirements to benefit from articulated and academic credits under the agreement.

By facilitating academic credit for correctional work experience, this collaboration not only benefits the graduates, but also contributes to the professional growth of West Virginia's correctional officers and the overall development of the state's correctional system.

The WV DCR oversees West Virginia's 11 prisons, 10 regional jails, 10 juvenile centers, 13 Parole Services Offices, 22 Youth Reporting Centers and three work-release sites.

For more information about employment opportunities with the WV DCR, go to dcr.wv.gov/careers.


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