Valley Justice Coalition


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


Dillon Rule

Asch, J. (2017, November 27). ASCH: Virginia needs to rethink the Dillon rule. The Cavalier Daily. Boulter, D. (2005, June 27). The Dillon Rule and [...]

Parole in Virginia

Trainor, H. (2010, February 3). Virginia Parole Board, Fact Sheet. Legal Aid Justice Center. Unknown. (2012). Lawsuit over Va parole denials goes to [...]

Citizen Circles

Adapted from Hawaii's reentry & transition planning circles, Ohio's Citizen Circles, and the renowned Circles of Support and Accountability model, the [...]

Letter Writing

While incarcerated, many people feel isolated, abandoned, and forgotten. We believe letter writing is one way to sustain hope and positive social ties. To [...]

Prison Visitation

The Valley Justice Coalition facilitates visitation to prisons near and far. We facilitate visitation in two ways. First, if you are interested in visiting [...]

Keep Fee

Karen Thomas, President of the North East Neighborhood Association, talks about the burden of the fees on the families of inmates charged by the Harrisonburg [...]


The Valley Justice Coalition has coordinated a number of surveys of in order to better understand local needs, prioritize our efforts, and facilitate grant [...]