Valley Justice Coalition

October Community Criminal Justice Board

The next Community Criminal Justice Board will be Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall Auditorium. Faith in Action will be leading a march from Court Square by our local jail and to the auditorium. We are expecting special guest speakers from the National Association of Counties. Transportation will be provided back to Court Square after [...]

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Marsha Garst on Reentry Housing

Commonwealth Attorney Marsha Garst will be speaking on the need for better housing options for inmates being released from jail and prison Thursday, October 11, from [...]

Reentry Conference in Norfolk

Norfolk Reentry Council is hosting a conference on September 24th on building collaborative partnerships to support prisoner reentry. A handful of us are traveling to [...]

Paloma Saucedo Criminal Justice Discussion

Paloma Saucedo will be hosting a discussion about criminal justice issues on Monday, August 20th at Pale Fire Brewery. Read Paloma's platform statement to learn more [...]

Poetry without Borders

Join us for a night of bilingual poetry in support of reuniting immigrant families, featuring poems written by children living in detention at the Shenandoah Valley [...]

Opioid Film Screening

Come to Fishersville on July 24th for a film produced by the FBI, Chasing the Dragon, followed by critical discussion about the rhetoric and discourse of addictions in public [...]

Stop Torturing Children Rally

Take a stand for the voiceless children to affirm that abuse is not acceptable in our community or anywhere. Bring water, bring signs, and bring your passion to defend [...]

13th Documentary at Simms

Come see the award-winning documentary, 13th at Lucy Simms on Wednesday, June 20th. Click here to add this event to your [...]

Fania Davis on Truth and Reconciliation for Harrisonburg

Fania Davis on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Harrisonburg and throughout the US Dr. Fania Davis is a leading national and global voice calling for a truth and [...]

Concert: Stories and Songs of Incarceration

Gemeinshaft Home residents along with Harrisonburg-area and JMU student and faculty musicians will share stories and songs written in a collaborative research [...]

Lynching in Virginia Events

Dr. Gianluca De Fazio, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at JMU, has done extensive work to research and document the history of lynchings in Virginia. There are [...]