SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 23
(By Senators Laird, Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Jenkins, Yost, Klempa, Foster, Plymale, Prezioso and Williams)
Designating February 6, 2012, as “Corrections Day”.
Whereas, The West Virginia Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail Authority, and the Division of Juvenile Services are committed to enhance public safety by providing safe, secure and humane facilities, operating an effective system of offender re-entry and community supervision, reducing offender recidivism and assisting victims of crime; and
Whereas, The West Virginia Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail Authority, and the Division of Juvenile Services are further committed to providing effective beneficial services that promote positive development and accountability while preserving community safety and sustaining a work environment predicated upon principles of professionalism, with dignity and respect for all; and
Whereas, It is the vision of these agencies to be recognized as innovative leader in providing quality correctional services; and
Whereas, The adult and juvenile correctional population continues to expand and it is important for agency representatives and policymakers to appreciate the nature and magnitude of the growth; and
Whereas, Previous information provided to this body should assist public officials and agency representatives in planning for the future and developing policies for the management of the West Virginia correctional population, both adult and juvenile, as well as providing adequate pay, benefits, and a safe secure workplace for the employees in the correctional system; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 6, 2012, as “Corrections Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby recognizes the exceptional service and commitment of the employees of the Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail Authority and the Division of Juvenile Services; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate officials of the Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail Authority and the Division of Juvenile Services.