Prevention Resource Officer Program (PRO)

The 2020 PRO Conference has been canceled.  This decision was made after careful consideration of all ongoing external circumstances beyond Justice and Community Services' control.  We had to consider the safety and well-being of all persons who would be attending and participating in the conference.  We understand your disappointment not receiving the annual training; however, JCS along with PRO Regional Liaisons are in the process of reorganizing program requirements so that training will be available to you in the near future.

The PRO Program is a cooperative effort between schools and law enforcement to:  Improve student’s attitudes and knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement; to prevent juvenile delinquency; to mentor youth; to provide a safer school environment and; to combine safety and child advocacy assuring a better school experience for all WV youth.

The three main components of the PRO Program are prevention, mentoring, and safety. 

  • Prevention – The officers facilitate classes on non-traditional educational topics such as juvenile law, domestic violence, underage drinking, drug and alcohol prevention, and child abuse and neglect;
  • Mentoring – Officers are trained on how to be a positive mentor to students they interact with daily and;
  • Safety – Officers are trained to recognize potential danger, prevent violence, and to respond to dangerous school situations.  

The PRO Program places certified WV Police Officers who are also certified Prevention Resource Officers in local middle and high schools.  The officers maintain an office in the school and are on duty a minimum of 35-40 hours per week.  In addition to the regular school day PRO's typically attend extra curricular activities throughout the school year. 

The PRO Program currently operates through multiple funding streams. This program is supported by the Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) and the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Title II Grant Program. For information on these funding streams please visit the respective grant pages on this site.


2019 Prevention Resource Officer Conference

The 2019 PRO Conference will be held July 22 - 26, 2019 at the Conference Center in The Highlands near Triadelphia, WV.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019.

Registration Form


PRO Program Information

Program Guidelines and Procedures

Map Of Current PRO's

Regional Liaison Officers

Website Directory

PRO Program Forms

Sample Board Of Education Agreement 

PRO Grant Progress Report


Classroom Facilitation Log




PRO Monthly Reporting Form


Primary Contact: 
Tanisha Travis 
Senior Justice Specialist
(304) 558-8814, Extension 53331

Secondary Contact:
Jeff Estep
Operations Manager
304) 558-8814, Extension 53324