Valley Justice Coalition

October Community Criminal Justice Board

The next Community Criminal Justice Board will be Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall Auditorium. Faith in Action will be leading a march from Court Square by our local jail and to the auditorium. We are expecting special guest speakers from the National Association of Counties. Transportation will be provided back to Court Square after [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]