Valley Justice Coalition


Virginia Freedom of Information Act Requests

Virginia requires all state agencies and local government entities to provide copies of existing records. It only applies to existing records; they are not [...]

Data Sharing Initiative

Like many jurisdictions across the country, Harrisonburg and Rockingham county jails experience high recidivism rates and substantial overcrowding. As of [...]

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, [...]

Virginia Bail Reform

Money bail discriminates based on financial situation. Money has no place in a fair and effective pretrial system.Spurgeon Kennedy, vice president of the [...]

Drug Use Trends in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

This report gathers information from the Virginia Department of Health, Sentara Medical services, Harrisonburg Community Services Board, JMU IHHS, DEA, and [...]

News Sources

Looking to keep up with the latest in criminal justice reform? The criminal justice system is big and includes many more specialized fields. Many sources are [...]

Virginia CCJB Directory

This is a directory of Virginia Community Criminal Justice Boards compiled by the Valley Justice Coalition. It may be incomplete. For more information, [...]

Chesterfield Jail’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP)

The Chesterfield county sheriff has pioneered an innovative model of substance abuse treatment and support within the Chesterfield County jail. Read more at [...]

Community Justice Planner

On October 15 Harrisonburg Rockingham’s Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB) could take a big step toward reducing incarceration and recidivism that cost [...]

Community Criminal Justice Boards

The Valley Justice Coalition seeks to strengthen and support the leadership of our local Community Criminal Justice Board. Toward that end, we have made a [...]