West Virginia Judiciary

Administrative Office of the Courts

Office of the Administrative Director

The Administrative Office of the Courts provides support to the Supreme Court of Appeals and the entire state court system. The director, as provided in the Constitution, is appointed by the Supreme Court and oversees the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Administrative Counsel

The Administrative Counsel provides legal counsel to the Administrative Director.

Division of Children/Juvenile services

The Division of Children and Juvenile Services assists with the Court’s initiatives to improve the outcomes for children and families involved in abuse and neglect, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The Court Improvement Program and the Juvenile Justice Commission are housed in this department.

Division of Court Services

The Division of Court Services oversees numerous projects to improve the court system, including Mental Hygiene Services, Access to Justice, and Judicial Education, which includes training programs for all judicial officers and court staff, mandatory and continuing judicial legal education credits, college/graduate school education benefits for court staff, and general conference information. It also works to provide access for all in the court system through language access and sign language interprers.

Division of Facilities and Fleet Management Services

The Division of Facilities and Fleet Management Services oversees facility maintenance, inventory and surplus, recording and court reporting support.

Division of Family Court Services

The Division of Family Court Services provides training and support services to family courts, their judges and staff.

Division of Finance

The Division of Financial Management oversees all financial matters including budgeting, purchasing card administration, accounts payable, payroll processing, and travel reimbursements.

Division of Grant Funding Services

The Division of Grant Funding manages all grants awarded to West Virginia courts; oversees the financial administration, compliance, and reporting requirements of federal and state grants; and ensures that program staff accomplish their approved program initiatives.

Division of Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources oversees all personnel issues and employee benefits.

Law Library Services

The West Virginia State Law Library’s primary mission is to assist the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the statewide unified court system, and all judicial staff in carrying out the administration of justice. The State Law Library provides access to law-related information to the judiciary, legal community and the public.

Division of Magistrate Court Services

The Division of Magistrate Court Services provides administrative support for magistrate courts, their magistrates, clerks and assistants.

Division of Probation Services

The Division of Probation Services deals with policy development, provides general oversight of circuit court probation services, and administers Interstate Compact for Juveniles; and oversees the Adult and Juvenile Drug Court programs.

Division of Technology Services

The Division of Technology Services oversees all aspects of the Court’s applications, information systems, networking, e-mail, hardware, and software. The division also provides operations services support through the IT Service Desk.