Virginia Organizing partners with Valley Justice Coalition for criminal justice forum

virginia organizingVirginia Organizing will hold a forum on Saturday, in partnership with the Valley Justice Coalition, to present on ongoing efforts to address criminalization at the local level.

They will present a new community-police relations report as well as a review of Harrisonburg Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedures. The forum seeks to get input from community members about their values with respect to criminal justice and define goals for the future of criminal justice in Harrisonburg.

The forum will take place in the Asbury United Methodist Church, Room 300, at 205 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, at 10 a.m.

Sessions will examine critical areas in greater depth such as immigration, homelessness, restorative justice, youth in the criminal justice system, and community-police relations.

“We co-hosted this event with the Valley Justice Coalition in order to show our most recent efforts regarding our Anti-Criminalization Campaign. It’s great that our police department was open to working with us. We want to hear from the community and we want to continually work together to strengthen and better our community through participation and grassroots action,” said Rebecca Brown, a local Virginia Organizing supporter.

Brown went on to explain that, “We are reaching out to let our community know what we have done, share resources, and most importantly, to learn more about what is needed so we can continue to be of service to Harrisonburg / Rockingham County.”

         
 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.


augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news


Comments