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.
Jun 29 2020
Health Care For All WV - Virtual Town Hall
Are you tired of struggling or watching friends and family struggle to get life-saving health care? Do you think health care is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do! We need your help. Tune in for a Virtual Town Hall this Tuesday, June 29, 2020, at 6pm, to share your ideas and join the Health Care for All WV movement. We will be living streaming directly on social media. Learn about the Health Care for All campaign and our three big victories so far this year.
Jun 25 2020
Health Care For All WV - North Central West Virginia Virtual Town Hall
Are you tired of struggling or watching friends and family struggle to get life-saving health care? Do you think health care is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do! We need your help. Tune in for a Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 7pm, to share your ideas and join the Health Care for All WV movement. We will be living streaming directly on social media. Learn about the Health Care for All campaign and our three big victories so far this year.
Jun 22 2020
ReImagine Appalachia General Informational Session
Help us imagine a future that works for all in our region. Learn how you and your organization can get involved!
Mar 03 2020
Criminal Justice Reform & Reentry Day
Please join us this year as those postively impacted by policy changes, share their stories of hope and healing. Together we will lift up our voices for policies that treat West Virginia's substance abuse epidemic with compassion and treatment, not punishment and incarceration. We will stand together for second chances and a path forward for people in addiction, in recovery, and the children and families who are impacted by a criminal justice system that disportionately impacts poor people and people of color. Please stand with the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, people struggling with addiction - and their families - in the call for criminal justice reform in West Virginia. Together we will ask our legislators to be smart on crime, to invest in recovery not incarceration, and to listen to formerly incarcerated people when they say: "I am more than my conviction."
Feb 12 2020
Compassion Calls Us Day at the Legislature
Join the West Virginia Council of Churches at the Capitol Complex February 12th in a day of compassion and community. We will be speaking in the Small Rotunda near the Attorney General's office. We will be announcing our speaker agenda soon!