ROOTS Weekend-Richmond

ROOTS Weekend-Richmond – April 20-23, 2017 – is the fifth of six regional gatherings that Alternate ROOTS is convening throughout the South from 2015-2017. Through the theme of Creating a World Without Prisons, and in partnership with ArtChangeUS, ART 180, and RIHD, we take a close, critical look at the U.S. prison industrial complex – the [...]

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Feb. 9 Discussion with RAPP, CURE, and RIHD

Our local Fellowship of Reconciliation chapter and the Valley Justice Coalition are cosponsoring an event this Thursday, February 9th featuring guests from across Virginia [...]

Virginia 2017 Legislative Bills

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has provided us with the following list of state legislative bills they are seeking support for in 2017. While we have not [...]

Rocktown Justice: UNLOCKED has been released!

After nearly two years in the making, Rocktown Justice: UNLOCKED, a documentary on our local criminal justice system has been released! [...]

Guest Speaker: Commonwealth Attorney Marsha Garst

Commonwealth Attorney Marsha Garst again returned to the Valley Justice Coalition on October 17th. [...]

Correctional Accreditation Recommendation

The following was presented to the Community Criminal Justice Board on 29 August 2016: Accreditation improves public confidence in correctional facilities which meet [...]

Conditions of Confinement Improvement Recommendation

Procedures for Inmate Grievances [...]

Upcoming Community Criminal Justice Board Meeting

Mark your calendars! The Community Criminal Justice Board is meeting on Monday, August 29th. We will be presenting our proposals [...]

New Vision and Goals Documents

The Valley Justice Coalition has recently released our new mission, vision, and goals. [...]

Criminal justice and the Church in our Community: a Day of Learning

Mennonite Central Committee is hosting a day of learning, exploration, and discussion about the criminal justice system in the greater Harrisonburg area! We will examine [...]

EMU Discussion on Incarceration and Reentry

EMU is holding a panel and dialogue about the impacts of incarceration and re-entry on April 19th. [...]