Valley Justice Coalition

Author: Daniel Barrows

Daniel has worked in a variety of capacities with non-profit organizations working with those who have experienced homelessness or mental health challenges. These roles have ranged from outreach and case management to program evaluation and organizational development. More recently, Daniel has recently spoken at a number of conferences, including the Virginia Community Correctional Association, VOCAL, the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association, Free Movement, and Beyond the Walls.

Visiting artist Mark Strandquist

Mark Strandquist, artist, activist and educator, will be in Harrisonburg February 22 – 23, 2016 for a series of exhibitions and events at James Madison [...]

County commits to reducing incarceration of mentally ill

The Rockingham County board of supervisors has passed a resolution committing to reducing the number of people with mental health challenges who are [...]

Public Screening: Medical Care at Middle River Regional Jail

Public Screening & Community Dialogue Report Questions Medical Care at Middle River Regional Jail Amidst our concerns about Middle River Regional Jail [...]

(L)earn-a-Bike work party

10/17: The (L)earn-a-Bike program needs one hour of your time! The (L)earn-a-Bike program was launched in May through Harrisonburg Gift & [...]

Improved Psychiatric Crisis Response

There will now be two new part-time psychiatric crisis intervention-specific positions at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Jail thanks to a $250,000 grant from [...]

Secure Crisis Assessment Center

Funding has finally been secured to open a secure psychological crisis assessment center at Sentara RMH! The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and [...]

MRRJ Visitation Letter

On  July 13th, 2015, the Valley Justice Coalition unanimously affirmed our support of a letter by Daniel Barrows to Middle River Regional Jail encouraging [...]

Bexar County Mental Health Diversion Model

Virginia jail administrators have been seeking additional sites where they can take individuals with mental health needs as a form of jail diversion. [...]

Community Based Corrections Plan Released

Moseley Architects has released the Community Based Corrections Plan they were contracted to create for the Community Criminal Justice Board. You can read the [...]
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