Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - West Virginia

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://code.wvlegislature.gov/ 

Citations:

  • Adoption: chapter 48, articles 22, 23; chapter 49, article 7, part II
  • Child protection: chapter 49, article 2, part VIII; article 5
  • Child welfare: chapter 49, article 4, parts I through VI; article 7, part I
  • Guardianship: chapter 49, article 1, part II (§ 49-1-204)
  • Youth services: chapter 49, article 4, part VI (§ 49-4-608)
  • Indian child welfare: chapter 48, article 20 (§ 48-20-104)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dhhr.wv.gov/bss/policy/Pages/default.aspx

Notes:

Policies on guardianship and youth services can be found at this site.

Other Resources

West Virginia Court Rules