Written by Your 5News Team
Created on February 27, 2013 @ 2:31PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The superintendent of a state juvenile corrections facility in Tucker County will serve as acting director of the Division of Juvenile Services.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Stephanie Bond's appointment on Wednedsay. The appointment is effective immediately.
"Stephanie's knowledge and experience have guided her throughout her career - in her first position as a counselor and now in her capacity as Acting Director," Gov. Tomblin said. "She has done an outstanding job and I'm confident the youth of our state will continue to benefit from her public service."
Bond replaces Dale Humphreys, who was fired.
Tomblin spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the governor's office and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety jointly made the decision to fire Humphreys. She would not comment on why Humphreys was fired.
Bond had served as superintendent of the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center in Davis since 2004. She previously held several positions at the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth in Salem. Bond earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State College and a Master's Degree in Counseling from West Virginia University. Bond is a member of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and the Southern States Correctional Association. She resides in Preston County.
Last year, a circuit judge condemned conditions at the Salem facility as too prison-like for many occupants.
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