About Lorrie Yeager

The Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center is a coed, 24 bed hardware secure juvenile center offering services primarily for north central West Virginia.  This facility is located in Wood County. Hardware secure detention centers are for youth who have been charged with a crime which would be punishable by incarceration if committed by an adult. These facilities offer a secure setting which includes locked doors, a highly structured environment as well as a fenced recreation area. These facilities are intended to house West Virginia’s most violent offenders and are intended to protect the youth as well as the community at large. Families are able to visit every weekend and, if needed, can schedule an appointment during the week to visit with their child and have access to facility counselors. This encourages families to continue their involvement in their child’s treatment program. We have a sound group of facility trainers made up of individuals from every department that believe in the Divisions goals and take pride in their ability to share their knowledge with others.