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§7-1-3r. Purposes of section; county commissions on crime, delinquency and correction created and established; composition of commission; powers and duties of commission; executive secretary; duties of executive secretary.

(a) The enactment of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe City Streets Act of 1968 and subsequent amendments thereto with millions of federal dollars available to local units of government in the fiscal year 1972–1973, and the probability that this program will be continued and expanded in future years makes the establishment of a county agency to ensure that the county may make the best use of the benefits of this act.

(b) There is hereby established in each county a county commission on crime, delinquency and correction. The commission shall consist of the members of the county commission and such other members as may be designated by the county commission. Members other than the county commission members shall serve at the will and pleasure of the county commission.

(c) This commission shall collect and compile all data and other information with respect to police agencies, courts of record and justice of peace courts, prosecution of crimes, probation, jails, juvenile detention facilities and such other matters as might be concerned with the total criminal justice system.

(d) The commission shall work closely with the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction established by Executive Order 7-A66 dated September 1, 1966.

(e) The commission shall analyze the data and information herein required, shall determine federal funds available under the provisions of the state plan developed by the aforesaid Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction and shall make recommendations to the governing body with respect to priorities in the expenditure of funds.

(f) The commission may make recommendations with respect to steps to be taken in the county designed to improve the criminal justice system.

(g) The commission shall select one of its members to be the executive secretary to the commission and as such shall keep a record of all proceedings, shall collect and compile data and information as may be required by the commission and perform other duties as reasonably may be required by the commission to effectuate the purposes of this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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