April 17, 2021 marked the day for the opening of the new Day Report Center and ushered in a new era in Community Corrections for the County.
A Day Reporting Center provides rehabilitation opportunities for individuals suffering from addiction through intensive programming. The center serves as an intermediate punishment sanction that requires the offender to be supervised by a probation officer and assigned to a facility where they report to daily or other regular basis to participate in activities such as counseling treatment, social skill training or employment training.
Several community members, city and county officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new facility, including Martinsburg Mayor Harriet Johnson, several Berkeley County Council members and Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Michael Lorensen. They all offered words of encouragement and excitement for the new things this facility might bring to Berkeley County in its continued efforts to combat substance use disorder and addiction in the community.
Berkeley County’s new Day Report Center was recently design by Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates and was an adaptive reuse of a former CVS pharmacy. The project is in Martinsburg, West Virginia at 520 South Raleigh Street. The project construction cost was $3.1 M and was 12,236 SF. The project is much needed due to the continued growth of the programs which now require additional space to meet the program which operates six days a week. Scope of work also includes 1,000 square feet building addition to ensure the center meets current and future demands. The new facility will provide more than double the amount of square footage that the current day-report center and home-confinement programs now offer and will provide additional services for adult and juvenile drug court programs. Program of spaces include lobby, administrative offices, counseling offices, drug testing, rooms, large meeting rooms, and staff break area.
“A big part of the reason the day report center has grown the way it has is because there were a lot of people who happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Tim Czaja, the County Community Corrections director said. “And we quite literally have gone from trailer park to penthouse. This (building) is indeed a penthouse.”
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