February 28, 2024 by Kelly Allen
Once a Priority, Efforts to Address State’s Child Care Desert Stalled in Statehouse

West Virginia Watch, News from the States - Legislation that would help West Virginians access and afford child care has slowed to a halt in the Legislature, despite early signals that it would be a priority this session. Read the full article. “I’m feeling very discouraged,” said West Virginia Association for Young Children Executive Director Kristy Ritz.…

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January 22, 2024 by WVCBP
WVCBP Becomes West Virginia State Partner in KIDS COUNT® Network

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2024 Contact: Kelly Allen, (304)-612-4180 Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (WVCBP), an independent research and advocacy organization working to advance public policies that increase opportunity and eliminate inequities for children and families, announces that it will be serving as the KIDS COUNT® partner for the state of West…

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November 12, 2023 by WVCBP
CPS Investigating 68% of Child Abuse and Neglect Referrals in Required Timeframe, DHHR Leader Says

West Virginia Watch, Hampshire Review - Child protective services workers are responding to around 68% of abuse and neglect referrals in the required timeframe, according to state health department leaders, revealing some children may remain in dangerous situations. Read the full article. The rate marks an improvement for the West Virginia Department of Health and…

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June 2, 2020 by WVCBP
In Solidarity for Racial Justice

Dear friends, Like all of you, our staff and board at the WV Center on Budget and Policy have been horrified by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black men and women. These events, occurring against the backdrop of a pandemic that disproportionately impacts Black people and other communities…

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