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Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic and Detention Center

Boone County
Michael Hale, Superintendent

Michael Hale





Michael Hale is a graduate of Duval High School and West Virginia State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Sociology. In 1989, he began working for the Lincoln County Public School system as a K-12 instructor. In 1992, he became a Children’s Protective Service (CPS) Worker for the Department of Health and Human Resources where he remained until 1998 when he joined the staff of the Division of Juvenile Services (DJS). With DJS, Mr. Hale has been a Corrections Program Manager, Facility Construction Project Director, Chief of Operations, and Legislative Liaison. He became Superintendent of the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in February 2003. Mr. Hale is a past or present member of the State Child Fatality Review Team; the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families (Study Commission of Services to Young Children); the Coalition for West Virginia’s Children (Public Policy Committee); and the Southern States Correctional Association Research and Grants Committee.


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Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic and Detention Center

Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center
One Lory Place
Julian, WV 25529





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