Program Begins
Participant determined to be ready for career training.
Transition Agent Assigned to Participant
Transition agent assigned to conduct needs assessment and build personalized plan for each participant outlining education and career opportunities.
Driver’s License Reinstatement
(if applicable)
  • Transition agent conducts assessment for potential driver’s license reinstatement.
  • Participant signs a contract as a condition of participation in Jobs & Hope WV and agrees to regular/random drug testing.
Job Readiness & Basic Life Skills Training and/or High School Equivalency
If applicable, participant completes a 30-day job readiness and basic life skills training resulting in basic certifications such as food handlers card, safety/customer service and entry level hospitality. Transition agent will also assist any participant wishing to earn their High School Equivalency.
Transition Agent facilitates future career opportunities and ongoing support
Short-term Training*
(30-90 days)
Trainings and career certifications at local adult and career training centers, Community & Technical Colleges, or through programs offered by the West Virginia National Guard and Department of Transportation.
Long-term Training*
(1-2 years)
Trainings and career certifications through Advanced Career Education (ACE) programs and Community & Technical Colleges.
Job Placement / Enter Workforce
(if applicable)
Participant receives a one-time expungement for non-violent criminal offenses.

* Training can be customized to meet regional economic needs. Certification eligibility may be prohibited in certain areas for any participant in medication-assisted treatment or convicted of certain felonies.

Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis. Established by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature, this program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies that provide West Virginians in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.