Office of the County Prosecuting Attorney

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The Prosecuting Attorney must be a duly licensed attorney in the State of West Virginia at the time of filing for the office. The Prosecuting Attorney is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the county wherein he is elected. The Prosecuting Attorney attends to the criminal business of the State in the county in which he is elected and in other counties as a Special Prosecuting Attorney. It is the duty of every public officer to give the Prosecuting Attorney information of the violation of any penal law committed within his county. Read More

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24/7 Hotline: +1 (800) 352-6513

Online Services

The West Virginia Parole Board, as part of West Virginia’s criminal justice system, makes independent, quality, conditional releases of adult offenders.  It also makes clemency recommendations to the Governor for adult offenders.  The Board contributes to the protection of society by facilitating, as appropriate, the timely integration of offenders back into society as law-abiding citizens.
The information available on this site is updated on a daily basis. If you do not find an individual with your initial search, you should check the site again in the future. If you have information regarding an individual not listed, and who you believe should be a registered sex offender, please contact the Registry via e-mail at or by phone at (304) 746-2133.
YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program offers 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. Providing services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties, YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, programs for children, and teen dating safety. Licensed by the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board, our mission is to eliminate domestic violence through leadership, education, empowerment and community collaboration.
The Crime Victims Compensation Act establishes a fund, which pays certain compensation and medical benefits to innocent victims of crime. The program is administered by the West Virginia Court of Claims.

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Jim E. Samples, Prosecuting Attorney

Office of the County Prosecuting Attorney

Clay County, West Virginia

Address: 246 Main Street Clay, West Virginia 25043
Phone: +1 (304) 587-2702
Fax: (304) 587-2555