Valley Justice Coalition

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. [...]

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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 [...]