Valley Justice Coalition

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 parole in Virginia and related topics. They will be speaking publicly at the Festival Center at JMU in conference Room 8 from 4:30-6:00 pm. This event is free and open the public. No registration [...]

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Concert: Stories and Songs of Incarceration

Gemeinshaft Home residents along with Harrisonburg-area and JMU student and faculty musicians will share stories and songs written in a collaborative research [...]

Lynching in Virginia Events

Dr. Gianluca De Fazio, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at JMU, has done extensive work to research and document the history of lynchings in Virginia. There are [...]

Beyond Incarceration Summit

A group from Harrisonburg is carpooling to the Beyond Incarceration Summit from April 6-8 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This event will include a number of nationally renowned [...]

Free Movement Conference

We're taking a bus down to the Free Movement Conference on March 23-25 Contact us if you are interested in participating and we can help coordinate registration and [...]

Harrisonburg Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

We are excited to share a number of events that have been planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 in Harrisonburg. [...]

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 court. Many changes [...]

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 Reform and [...]

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 [...]