Valley Justice Coalition

Opioid Film Screening

Come to Fishersville on July 24th for a film produced by the FBI, Chasing the Dragon, followed by critical discussion about the rhetoric and discourse of addictions in public perception and public drug policy. [...]

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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 improvements to the [...]

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, Jason will share [...]

H/R Drug Court Established!

The Valley Justice Coalition celebrates the establishment of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Drug Court! Program details are being worked out and significantly adjusted at this [...]

Community Criminal Justice Days

Community Criminal Justice Days
  The Institute for Reform and Solutions and the Valley Justice Coalition are hosting Community Criminal Justice Days, on October 18 and 19, 2017 at Blue Ridge [...]

Mass Incarceration Dialogue

James Madison University is hosting a public dialogue on the social, political, and economic factors contributing to mass incarceration in the United States. The dialogue will [...]

Racism and Mass Incarceration

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Laura Ruple will be presenting on racism and mass incarceration, at the James Madison University General Education Student Conference on September 22, 2017. Come see her [...]

Training Event and Networking Fair

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The Harrisonburg-Rockingham-Page Reentry Council is sponsoring an In-Service Training & Networking Fair, Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Lucy Simms [...]

Documentary showing at Court Square Theater

On August 22nd, at 7:00 pm, Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg will be showing Rocktown Justice: UNLOCKED, a documentary exploring over-incarceration in this area [...]

Women, Poverty, and Crime Panel

Dr. Becca Howes-Mischel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at JMU will be moderating a panel discussion on the plight of women in poverty, including discussion of how some [...]

Hidden Costs: April’s Story

This series, “The Hidden Costs of Incarceration”, is being written in the context of the alarming increase in incarceration rates in America, which have grown sevenfold in [...]