Valley Justice Coalition

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 several upcoming events where he will be sharing his work. You can read more about it from The Breeze. De Fazio has published his work online at [...]

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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 [...]

ROOTS Weekend-Richmond

ROOTS Weekend-Richmond – April 20-23, 2017 – is the fifth of six regional gatherings that Alternate ROOTS is convening throughout the South from 2015-2017. Through the [...]

Guest Speaker: Defense Attorney Louis Nagy

Louis Nagy will be joining us for a question-and-answer session at our regular noon meeting on March 27th. Mr. Nagy is a local defense attorney and member of the Community [...]

Guest Speaker: Monica Martin, District Chief Magistrate

Monica Martin will be joining us at our regular Monday noon meeting on March 20th. Ms. Martin oversees all magistrates in the 26th Judicial District, including 6 counties, 2 [...]

Feb. 9 Discussion with RAPP, CURE, and RIHD

Our local Fellowship of Reconciliation chapter and the Valley Justice Coalition are cosponsoring an event this Thursday, February 9th featuring guests from across Virginia [...]

Parole Board chair replaced

Governor Terry McAuliffe has replaced the chair of the Virginia Parole Board in hopes of increasing the number of people released on parole. The Valley Justice [...]

Virginia 2017 Legislative Bills

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has provided us with the following list of state legislative bills they are seeking support for in 2017. While we have not [...]

Rocktown Justice: UNLOCKED has been released!

After nearly two years in the making, Rocktown Justice: UNLOCKED, a documentary on our local criminal justice system has been released! [...]