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 the past 40 years. Currently one out of every 100 American adults is incarcerated, resulting in 2.2 million prisoners. This prison boom has led to escalating costs, about $60 billion [...]

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New Vision and Goals Documents

The Valley Justice Coalition has recently released our new mission, vision, and goals. [...]

Criminal justice and the Church in our Community: a Day of Learning

Mennonite Central Committee is hosting a day of learning, exploration, and discussion about the criminal justice system in the greater Harrisonburg area! We will examine [...]

EMU Discussion on Incarceration and Reentry

EMU is holding a panel and dialogue about the impacts of incarceration and re-entry on April 19th. [...]

Levar Stoney to Speak at Gemeinschaft Event

Levar Stoney will be speaking at Gemeinschaft's annual fundraising dinner to be held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church Friday, April 22, with a silent auction from 5 pm and the [...]

Welcome Back Reentry Center Open!

The Valley Justice Coalition in collaboration with the Institute for Reform and Solutions has launched a reentry drop-in/welcome center open to those recently released from [...]

Guest Speaker: Tom Brenneman

This coming Monday, March 21st, we will be hosting Tom Brenneman. Tom is a social worker in the community with a background working with court involved youth. [...]

Welcome Back Reentry Center Coming Soon

The Valley Justice Coalition in collaboration with the Institute for Reform and Solutions are initiating a reentry drop-in/welcome center open to those recently released from [...]

Middle River Regional Jail Authority Board Meeting

The Middle River Regional Jail Authority Board is meeting at 9:00am on Tuesday, March 8th. The meeting will be held at the jail itself, at 350 Technology Dr, Staunton, VA [...]

Guest Speaker: Jeree Thomas

Our regular noon meeting on Monday, February 22nd, will feature Jeree Thomas, an expert in juvenile justice. Jeree Thomas is an attorney with the JustChildren Program of the [...]

Visiting artist Mark Strandquist

Mark Strandquist, artist, activist and educator, will be in Harrisonburg February 22 – 23, 2016 for a series of exhibitions and events at James Madison University and [...]