Valley Justice Coalition

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 several upcoming events where he will be sharing his work. You can read more about it from The Breeze. De Fazio has published his work online at [...]

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Free Movement Conference

We're taking a bus down to the Free Movement Conference on March 23-25 Contact us if you are interested in participating and we can help coordinate registration and [...]

Harrisonburg Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

We are excited to share a number of events that have been planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 in Harrisonburg. [...]

Pastors urge Goodlatte on Sentencing Reform Act

A number of local faith leaders have joined together to call on Representative Bob Goodlatte to reintroduce a bill he had previously supported, the Sentencing Reform and [...]

Justice Planner Event

As a criminal justice planner for Thomas Jefferson Planning District, Neal Goodloe has demonstrated the value of this position and brought significant improvements to the [...]

Jason Gerlach on the Carceral State and the Christian Church

Jason Gerlach, who leads bible studies at our local jail, has been studying under renowned womanist theologian Katie Cannon. On Tuesday, November 14th, Jason will share [...]

H/R Drug Court Established!

The Valley Justice Coalition celebrates the establishment of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Drug Court! You can read the details of the program in this document. We are eager to [...]

Community Criminal Justice Days

Community Criminal Justice Days
  The Institute for Reform and Solutions and the Valley Justice Coalition are hosting Community Criminal Justice Days, on October 18 and 19, 2017 at Blue Ridge [...]

Mass Incarceration Dialogue

James Madison University is hosting a public dialogue on the social, political, and economic factors contributing to mass incarceration in the United States. The dialogue will [...]

Racism and Mass Incarceration

Elizabeth Hinton
Laura Ruple will be presenting on racism and mass incarceration, at the James Madison University General Education Student Conference on September 22, 2017. Come see her [...]

Training Event and Networking Fair

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The Harrisonburg-Rockingham-Page Reentry Council is sponsoring an In-Service Training & Networking Fair, Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Lucy Simms [...]