Major Accomplishments

  • The West Virginia Division of Corrections implemented the VINE (Victim Information and Notification) system in December 2002.
  • 28,516 victims are registered to receive notification from VINE.
  • VINE received 14,288 telephone calls to inquire about offenders or to register for telephone notification since its implementation.
  • Since December 2002, there have been 53,774 outgoing calls to victims from VINE.
  • 9,156 victims received direct services since the 2001 establishment of Victim Services.
  • 1,136 victims received assistance while attending parole hearings
  • The "Commissioner's Award of Excellence in Victim Services" plaques were awarded to St. Mary's Correctional Center and Pruntytown Correctional Center for their outstanding contributions for National Crime Victims Rights Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Domestic violence shelters and other victim organizations benefit from projects conducted by the correctional facilities.
  • WVDOC received the Purple Ribbon Award from the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence for their work in assisting victims of domestic violence.
  • WVDOC received the Geneva Foster Award from the US Attorney's Office, Souther District for their work in assisting all victims of crime.
  • Cheryl Chandler, Executive Assistant and Lead Victim Service Representative at Mt. Olive Correctional Complex received the Geneva Foster Honorary Award for her outstanding contributions to serving victims of crime.
  • Sandi Jaynes, Victim Services Manager received the Joe Kegan Award for Victim Services from the American Probation and Parole Association for her work with victims.
  • Sandi Jaynes, Victim Services Manager received a Legislative Citation from the West Virginia House of Delegates for receiving the Joe Kegan Award and her work with victims.
  • Governor Joe Manchin presented a Certificate of Recognition to Sandi Jaynes, Victim Services Manager, for receiving the Joe Kegan Award.
  • Governor Joe Manchin presented a Certificate of Recognition to Sandi Jaynes, Victim Services Manager, for her work with Lisa Tyler, a survivor of domestic violence.
  • US Attorney's Office, Southern District nominated the WV Division of Corrections for the Professional Innovation in Victim Services Award which is given by the US Department of Justice and Office for Victims of Crime.
  • WV Division of Corrections received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, and Office of Justice Programs for their work in providing direct services to victims of crime.