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Sticker Shock West Virginia

From March 2 to March 8, JPI, the ACLU of West Virginia, and other organizations committed to justice reform will be highlighting the high cost of youth incarceration in West Virginia. And we need your help!

Copy and share the following posts & images (inspired by our report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration, and the work of ACLU-WV on truancy reform) on your social media profiles. Below, you'll also find Twitter info for many of West Virginia's elected leaders.

Let's convince policymakers it's time for juvenile justice reform. Help spread the word about the high cost of youth incarceration in West Virginia!


Why should you support truancy reform?

Check out this video by the ACLU WV to see why truancy reform is such a crucial effort for the state.


Twitter: WV taxpayers spend up to $141,467 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: It costs up to $141,467 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in WV. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: Know how much youth incarceration costs? The answer will give you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: Do you know how much youth incarceration costs? The answer will give you #StickerShock. SHARE if you agree it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: Talk about #StickerShock – West Virginia taxpayers spend up to $141,467 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth/yr in WV is 12x more than per-pupil spending. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: How much does West Virginia spend to incarcerate its youth? Up to 12x more than it spends on each K-12 student. #StickerShock. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: 2 of 5 juvenile court cases in WV are for truancy. #NotWorthIt #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: Youth incarceration in West Virginia costs up to $141,467, but 40% of juvenile court cases are for truancy. Tell our leaders, it’s #NotWorthIt. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: In WV, just 5 days out of school can send youth to juvenile court. #NotWorthIt #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: Youth incarceration costs up to $141,467 in West Virginia, but just 5 unexcused absences from school can send youth to juvenile court. SHARE if you agree it’s #NotWorthIt. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in WV costs up to 8x more than 1 year at @WestVirginiaU. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in West Virginia? Up to 8x more than the cost of attending West Virginia University for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth/yr in WV can be more expensive than buying a house. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: For the price of youth incarceration in West Virginia, you could probably afford a house instead. Talk about #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in WV can be over 3x larger than avg family income. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Facebook: It costs up to $141,467 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in West Virginia. The average West Virginia family would have to work over 3 years to earn that much. Can you say #StickerShock? JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV

Twitter: “We must do more to keep our kids out of the courtroom and in the classroom.” - @GovTomblin. #StickerShock

Facebook: “We must do more to keep our kids out of the courtroom and in the classroom.” – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. State of the State Address, Jan 14th 2015. SHARE if you agree. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockWV


Select Twitter Info for West Virginia's Elected Leaders

The following information was collected via publically available records for West Virginians to contact their elected leaders. We hope you’ll encourage your representatives in government to recognize the enormous burdens – both financial and quality-of-life – imposed on our state and its citizens by our juvenile justice system, and we hope you’ll urge them to fight for reform.

In order to ensure that our message is received with compassion and understanding, please be sure to use this information respectfully and responsibly.

Name

Title

Twitter

Earl Ray Tomblin

Governor

@GovTomblin

Patrick Morrisey

Attorney General

@MorriseyWV

Michael J. Martirano

State Superintendent of Schools

@MJMSuper

Bill Cole

Senate President

@BillColeWV

Jeff V. Kessler

Senate Minority Leader

@JeffKesslerWV

Bob Beach

Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

@SenatorBobBeach

Daniel Hall

Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

@DanielHallWV

Ryan Ferns

Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

@RyanFernsWV

Ed Gaunch

Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

@EdGaunchWV

Robert Karnes

Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

@SenatorKarnes

Bob Beach

Member, Senate Education Committee

@SenatorBobBeach

John Unger

Member, Senate Education Committee

@SenatorUnger

Daniel Hall

Member, Senate Education Committee

@DanielHallWV

Robert Karnes

Member, Senate Education Committee

@SenatorKarnes

Tom Takubo

Member, Senate Education Committee

@DrTomTakubo

Tim Armstead

House Speaker

@ArmsteadWV

Patrick Lane

Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee

@PatrickLaneWV

Stephen Skinner

Min Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee

@StephenSkinner or @DelegateSkinner

Michael Folk

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@MichaelFolk34

Kelli Sobonya

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@KelliSobonya

Ryan Weld

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@RyanWeld

Brad White

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@BradWhiteForWV

Andrew Byrd

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@AndrewByrdWV

Barbara Fleischauer

Member, House Judiciary Committee

@DelegateBarbara

Amanda Pasdon

Chair, House Education Committee

@Amanda_Pasdon

Paul Espinosa

Member, House Education Committee

@PaulEspinosa_WV

Danny Hamrick

Member, House Education Committee

@Del_Hamrick

Joe Statler

Member, House Education Committee

@Statler4House

Jill Upson

Member, House Education Committee

@Upson4WV

Sean Hornbuckle

Member, House Education Committee

@Sean_Hornbuckle

Mike Pushkin

Member, House Education Committee

@PushkinForHouse

Doug Reynolds

Member, House Education Committee

@DougReynolds16

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