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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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 [...]

Public Screening: Medical Care at Middle River Regional Jail

Public Screening & Community Dialogue Report Questions Medical Care at Middle River Regional Jail Amidst our concerns about Middle River Regional Jail (MRRJ) medical [...]

Improved Psychiatric Crisis Response

There will now be two new part-time psychiatric crisis intervention-specific positions at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Jail thanks to a $250,000 grant from the U.S. [...]

Secure Crisis Assessment Center

Funding has finally been secured to open a secure psychological crisis assessment center at Sentara RMH! The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental [...]

MRRJ Visitation Letter

On  July 13th, 2015, the Valley Justice Coalition unanimously affirmed our support of a letter by Daniel Barrows to Middle River Regional Jail encouraging specific policy [...]

Bexar County Mental Health Diversion Model

Gilbert Gonzales has led Bexar County, Texas in establishing a highly effective model for mental health diversion. We look forward to implementing a similar model in [...]

Community Based Corrections Plan Released

Moseley Architects has released the Community Based Corrections Plan they were contracted to create for the Community Criminal Justice Board. You can read the plan here and [...]