Valley Justice Coalition


Justice Reinvestment

Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in [...]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Asset Forfeiture

ICE. (2018). Asset Forfeiture Branch. Devereaux, R. & Woodman, S. (2017). Leaked ICE Guide Offers Unprecedented View of Agency’s Asset Forfeiture [...]

Virginia Asset Forfeiture

The Code of Virginia §19.2-386.22 permits Virginia law enforcement officers to seize any money or property used in substantial connection with or [...]

Learn about criminal justice systems

There are many pieces of the criminal justice system. We have collected information and summarized some key programs and decision points to help new [...]

Updated Drug Court Policies

On Monday, December 18th, Marsha Garst joined the regular meeting of the Valley Justice Coalition to discuss the policies and practices of our new drug [...]

Mental Illness and Jail in Virginia

Collected resources de Socio, R. M. (2013, November 1). Medicaid Eligibility: Inmates in Virginia’s Local and Regional Jails. Richmond, VA: State [...]

City and County Budget Process

City of Harrisonburg budget timeline The following is for the City of Harrisonburg, but the county budget timeline is [...]

Local Criminal Justice System Structure

Notes: This diagram was created as a tool to help orient local residents unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. The lines indicate primary [...]


Local criminal justice system data has been hard to come by. Here are a few sources we can point you to. If you have particular interests, please contact us so [...]

Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Addiction Recovery Support Groups Alcoholics Anonymous (More meeting details) Narcotics Anonymous Strength in Peers Sentara RMH LIFE Recovery [...]