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  • published Public Schools' Task Force on SROs in Blog 2021-04-13 14:18:01 -0400

    Harrisonburg Public Schools' Task Force on SROs

    Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS), announced in January, 2021 the launching of a task force that would seek public input on School Resource Officers, or SROs.  As reported by The Harrisonburg Citizen on January 6, and on February 17, school officials announced that among the multiple actions of the taskforce, it would conduct research, surveys, a listening tour, and provide recommendations to the school board about whether police officers should be present in school buildings and, if so, what their roles should be.

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  • published MRRJ Expansion Plans Put on Hold in Blog 2021-04-12 13:44:06 -0400

    MRRJ Expansion Plans Put on Hold

    On Tuesday, April 6, the MRRJ jail authority put jail expansion plans on hold for the upcoming fiscal year. The decision comes after Harrisonburg and Waynesboro City Councils expressed opposition to the expansion, which rest two of the four votes necessary for the jail authority to move forward with expansion recommendations. The move will save the five jurisdictions that own MRRJ (Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro) $39.5 millions of upfront money, and $70 millions over the life span of the loan. This decision also forces the jurisdictions and criminal justice entities to consider reducing incarceration levels instead.

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  • published Update About MRRJ Expansion in Blog 2021-04-01 14:14:35 -0400

    Update on Middle River Regional Jail Expansion

    On March 22, the Waynesboro, VA, City Council, advised their City Manager, Mike Hamp, to NOT move forward with jail expansion recommendations in his role as member of the Middle River Regional Jail (MRRJ) authority board. The discussion is available in the Waynesboro City Council's youtube channel, and the conversation takes place during the minutes 27:15-1:13:00.

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  • 11 Groups Now Oppose MRRJ Expansion

    We, the undersigned organizations call on residents and public officials of the Counties and Cities of Harrisonburg, Rockingham , Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, of the State of Virginia, to stop and oppose the existing plans to expand the jail capacity and operational costs of Middle River Regional Jail (MRRJ).

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