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Offices in Richmond and Newport News; Richmond office serves Richmond and Central Virginia; Newport News Office serves the Peninsula and Hampton Roads area
Richard Walker is the Founder/CEO and can be reached at 804-248-6756, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Dallas Bell is the Executive Director of the Newport News office and can be reached at 757-928-0888, his email address is cdallasbellbridgingthegapinvirginia.org
BTGIV mission is to empower formerly incarcerated persons, veterans, at-risk youth, substance abuser, and homeless individuals by helping them overcome the barriers that hinder the effective transition following incarceration, military duty, recovery into mainstream society.
BTGIV’s primary goal is to provide services that will enable returning citizens and individuals with adverse criminal records to readjust into society in order to abstain from criminal lifestyles. The program works with the judicial system and other agencies to aid in the wholesome spiritual, social and economic rehabilitation of the individual being released from the criminal justice system.
An all-volunteer, multi-issue organization working for the survival of our communities through education and social justice projects. We began in 2002 as a group of relatives of prisoners, concerned about the conditions in the state’s jails and prisons. We correspond with inmates, speak at prisoner-organized events, support prisoner struggles and report on prison-related issues in our quarterly newspaper The Virginia Defender. More information at:https://defendersfje.blogspot.com. Our office is in Richmond, VA
Keeping Inmates Families Together is a page that was created to keep Inmates and their families close through this process of separation. By all means.
Contact them here.
We believe that prisoners should have the right to vote to express their views, concerns, ideas, etc. regarding laws for effective prison management. We acknowledge that there are disparities in treatment among Blacks at every stage of the criminal Justice process. Yet we’be allowed felon disenfranchisement laws to continue to exist. Huh? Obviously Blacks are disproportionately impacted by these laws. This impedes our access to law makers which contributes to our communities being neglected. One of the consequences is that we prisoners have been subject to draconian prison policies that don’t work at producing productive citizens, but rather men who leave prison feeling more disaffected then they did before their incarceration. We believe that prisoners & ex- felons must have the right to vote and force lawmakers to be accountable to our communities! Until this happens Amerikkka is still bound to its racist past.
They strive to maintain a nonsectarian movement that supports revolutionary prisoners of all stripes, and other political dissidents within prison walls. They define a political prisoner as anyone imprisoned for acting on their political beliefs.
Email: email@example.com Twitter: @rihd
P.O. Box 55
Highland Springs, Virginia 23075
Call: (804) 426-4426
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RIHD was founded in 2002 by Lilly Brant Kennedy (retired from a US Government career), in response to the barriers she experienced while engaging the criminal justice system on behalf of a family member who had been given an egregiously long sentence. RIHD formed with other volunteers in a similar situation to educate and empower Virginia families and communities on the negative impact of a racially disparate system to mass incarceration and provide educational outreach to reduce the level of societal disenfranchisement of people with a criminal record. An award-winning all-volunteer statewide organization known for its low-cost transportation service to faraway Virginia rural prisons. Sentencing reform, sentencing guidelines, restoration of civil and voting rights, and ban the box for fair hiring in the workplace are just some of the ways RIHD has helped ordinary Virginia to understand and navigate the criminal justice system and bring about necessary reform.
The mission of Rise For Youth is: to increase the likelihood that youth will become law-abiding adults by investing in community- based alternatives to juvenile justice system involvement; to reduce the number of youth arrested, referred, under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice; to close Virginia’s juvenile prisons and re-invest savings from their closure into evidence-informed, community-based alternatives that will keep youth at home with their families and communities and keep communities safer and to build a true continuum of evidence-informed placements for youth that cannot safely remain in their homes.
Contact: Valerie Slater, RISE Campaign Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
SALT is a network of persons in Virginia embracing the principle that “The justice of a society can be measured by how the most vulnerable members of that society are faring and being treated.” This principle can be found in all the great religious traditions and inspires SALT members to propose and shape fair public social policies through our education of policy makers & our advocacy for the poor and powerless. John Horejsi is the Founder and Coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com.
SALT: Background & Objectives (Perspectives: Study/Advocacy/service) are found here.
Virginia Coalition on Solitary Confinement
The Virginia Coalition on Solitary Confinement is made up of individuals and organizations working to reduce and eliminate the use of solitary confinement in Virginia’s prisons and jails through legislative and administrative policy changes. Organizations represented in our group include
firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 703-272-3624
Restorative Justice: Christa Pierpont email@example.com
VAPAC is organized to ensure that the Virginia Department of Corrections [VADOC] complies with Virginia laws and Prison officials and guards follow VADOC policy an procedures.
Address: Virginia Prisons Accountability Committee, P. O. Box 213, Clintwood Virginia, 24228
Prisoners throughout the state are educating and organizing on the issues of prisoner justice from the inside and to those on the outside. Their mission is to end mass incarceration.