Jan 17 2024
2024 Budget & Bites
Join the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy for our inaugural budget happy hour. Hosted at the WVSSPA Conference Center from 4:30-6:00pm Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. Appetizers and drinks are provided. RSVP required.
Jul 28 2023
Summer Policy Institute 2023
Summer Policy Institute 2023 is a convening focused on policy, where participants will learn the ins and outs of policy change through a research and data lens, as well as crucial skills rooted in community engagement and grassroots mobilization. Policy sessions will equip participants to focus on defining the problem as a key first step before progressing to proposing solutions. Fully finalized policy ideas that emerge from SPI will be directly connected to the people most impacted. To apply, please complete this Google Form and submit your brief letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is May 1.
Jan 20 2023
2023 Budget Breakfast
Join us for our 10th annual Budget Breakfast! The event will be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center hotel. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:30am. The WVCBP's analysis of the Governor's 2024 proposed budget will start at 8:00am, followed by keynote speaker presentation and time for Q&A. Please note: The presentation will be livestreamed to the WVCBP Facebook page for those who do not wish to attend in person. There is no cost to view the livestream, but donations are encouraged.
Jan 21 2022
2022 Budget Breakfast
Join us for our 9th annual Budget Breakfast! The event will be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center hotel. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:30am. WVCBP's analysis of the Governor's 2023 proposed budget will start at 8:00am, followed by keynote speaker presentation and time for Q&A. Please note: Due to COVID-19 uncertainties, the event may need to be shifted to take place via Zoom in order to protect the health and well-being of our speakers and attendees. We appreciate your patience and understanding and will notify you by email if this need arises.
Mar 30 2021
WV Criminal Law Reform Coalition - "Philly DA" Virtual Screening & Conversation
Join the West Virginia Criminal Law Coalition and our special guest panel as we watch and discuss the new docuseries "Philly DA" ahead of its premiere. "Philly DA" is a groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long-shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.
Feb 17 2021
2021 Budget Breakfast
Join us for our 8th annual Budget Breakfast! Doors open at 7:30am. WVCBP's analysis of the Governor's 2022 proposed budget will start at 8:00, followed by keynote speaker presentation and time for Q&A. Please note, due to COVID-19 uncertainties, event may be held virtually.
Jan 27 2021
West Virginia Criminal Justice Reform Summit - Poverty and the Criminal Justice System
Registration is live! Over the course of four days, participants at the West Virginia Criminal Justice Reform Summit will attend sessions exploring the significance of poverty before, during, and after incarceration. In addition to a wide variety of panels, there will be skill-building workshops as well as ample opportunity for participants to connect with one another. The conference will feature national and state-level experts, including people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Our hope is that every participant leaves feeling more informed about the problems and solutions, more equipped to take action, and more connected. Together, we are a powerful force for change. This summit is being hosted by the West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition, of which WVCBP is a proud member. Find more details on the summit landing page, follow the event on Facebook, and register here.
Nov 12 2020
Beyond Bars Summit: A Dialogue on Mass Incarceration in West Virginia
Mass incarceration of adults cost the Mountain State over $314 million in 2019. The collateral consequences impact our communities, families and economy. Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 12 for a virtual summit to hear from experts, participate in dialogue and discuss solutions to mass incarceration in our state.
Oct 07 2020
Healing Justice Film Series
Healing Justice "addresses the school to prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices." In addition to screening and discussing the film, we will make sure there is time to also explore the opportunities for restorative justice practices and programs in West Virginia.
Aug 03 2020
Safe Communities in West Virginia: A Conversation About Policing w/ Professor Alex Vitale
Join national expert Professor Alex Vitale and state and local leaders for an in-depth discussion on redefining policing and public safety in West Virginia. Professor Vitale will give a presentation about the research and analysis in his book “The End of Policing” which he summarizes this way: “I would say that we over-rely on policing as the only mechanism to create public safety and that we need to create specific, targeted interventions at the community level to make communities safer in ways that don’t rely on armed police, while we work to address larger issues of economic and racial injustice.” Professor Vitale’s presentation will be following by a discussion with panelists and will also include a Q&A.