Valley Justice Coalition

Vigil of Solidarity for Families Impacted By Local Incarceration

This Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 am on Court Square, Harrisonburg VA, Faith in Action and the Northeast Neighborhood Association are holding a Vigil of Solidarity to support families impacted by local incarceration. Specifically, this event will call for the elimination of the dollar a day Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail keep fee, the hiring of a [...]

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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 [...]

County commits to reducing incarceration of mentally ill

The Rockingham County board of supervisors has passed a resolution committing to reducing the number of people with mental health challenges who are incarcerated! This [...]

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 [...]

(L)earn-a-Bike work party

10/17: The (L)earn-a-Bike program needs one hour of your time! The (L)earn-a-Bike program was launched in May through Harrisonburg Gift & Thrift, and [...]

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

Virginia jail administrators have been seeking additional sites where they can take individuals with mental health needs as a form of jail diversion. (Morehart, 2014). The [...]