Valley Justice Coalition

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The Burden of Fines & Fees: An Educational Event

An educational seminar and call to action Learn how the numerous fees charged to defendants are criminalizing poverty and impeding their ability to get back on [...]

Albemarle Moves to Eliminate Jail Keep Fee

The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail is moving toward eliminating their $1 per day “keep fee”, with a vote scheduled for March 14th. Until now, [...]

Lobby Day 2019

Join us on January 18, 2019 along with Justice Forward Virginia, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Virginia [...]

Brian Moran coming to Harrisonburg

On Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 4:30pm, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran and Parole Board Chair Adrianne Bennett are coming to Harrisonburg to discuss [...]

Aging Prisoners: A Community Discussion

Join us for a free seminar on Virginia's aging prison population and statewide efforts to release elderly prisoners through parole. This seminar will take [...]

Rally for Detained Youth

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]