Valley Justice Coalition

Ban the Box in Higher Education Panel

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join a panel of education and criminal justice experts to discuss the benefits of making Virginia Higher Education institutions and JMU prohibit the discrimination of criminal history in their admission process.  For more info on this initiative click here. Confirmed for the Panel Dr. Stanley [...]

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Revolving Door Recidivism

Everyone seems to like high recidivism rates. For the various competing interpretations of the American justice system and it effectiveness, recidivism rates serve as a [...]

Successful ASCA Meetings

Seal of the Association of State Correctional Administrators
On August 14-15, I attending the summer meetings of the Association of State Correctional Administrators in Indianapolis.  There, I meet with a dozen current directors of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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