Jason Wright, Director of Community Based Services joined the Division of Juvenile Services in October of 2004 as the Director of the Robert Shell Juvenile Center in Barboursville WV. Prior to that Mr. Wright had worked for Shawnee Hills Mental Health Center and Children's Home Society of West Virginia. His 21 years of experience with adolescent includes: Overseeing residential programs, Day Treatment and community based services. He has developed several new programs for the Division including the Day Reporting initiative and the adjudicated program for males at our Robert Shell Juvenile Center. Presently, Mr. Wright oversees all Community Based programs to include the Community Resource Department.
“Colonel “ Quewanncoii (“Que”) Casanova Stephens, Sr., is currently the Community Resource Supervisor for the Division of Juvenile Services for the State of West Virginia where he has served since July 2000. He has been an assistant football coach at West Virginia State University (WVSU) since the 1986 season while serving in the capacity as an offensive coach, receiver coach, photographer, Chaplain, kickers coach. Equipment coordinator, counselor, support staff and mentor.He was the Professor of Military Science from October 1984 until his retirement from active duty in October 1989 after serving 23 years. His assignments included being a Ranger Officer, Armor Office, Company commander, Armored Calvary Officer, Special Forces Officer and trainer, Psychological Warfare Officer, Master Parachutist and Jump Master, and Battalion Commander at two Army ROTC programs (Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, Texas, and WVSU, Institute, WV). He is a two time veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received a Purple Heart and other medals and awards for Valor. He is a graduate of numerous military schools. Upon his retirement from the military, he was appointed by then Governor Gaston Caperton to the positions of Executive Director of the State’s Human Rights Commission (1989 – 1994), and later as a member of the State’s Parole Board (1994-2000). He attended Florida A & M University and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor Branch, and later a BS degree from Campbell College (now University), in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He later received his Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Resources from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.He is the proud son of Mrs. Emmarhaye Potts Mitchell (deceased), and the father of Eurydice Stephens Stanley, Lieutenant Colonel, U S Army Retired, PhD., and sons Quewanncoii C. Stephens, II, MS, Counseling (deceased), and Quinton Cy Stephens, age 26.He serves on various State committees and Boards, which include the Community That Cares, State Suicide Prevention, Sex Offenders Treatment Specialist and Family Protective Service Board, to name a few.In his “spare” time, he loves to take pictures, ride his motorcycle, sing (bass singer with the First Baptist Church, where he is also a deacon), and the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus, coach football, mentor, and travel. Email: Quewanncoii.C.StephensSr@wv.gov