With a focus on reducing recidivism, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Page Prisoner Reentry Council was created to provide a forum for discussion, understanding, and idea generation, as well as becoming a focal point for the creation of services and the coordination of local prisoner reentry activities.
With an average of 40 active members, the Council is comprised of local individuals and representatives of public, non-profit, or faith based organizations, all of whom have an interest in services and activities related to prisoner reentry. The Council focuses upon pre- and post-release services, public awareness and support for returning citizens and their families.
Through these efforts, the Council has created pre-release classes within the local jail that help offenders prepare for their eventual release. Additional classes are offered to address specific needs such as employment, financial management, and anger management. In post-release activities, support groups have been organized to provide individuals a forum to meet and share their concerns and needs. The Council is working to coordinate services around the needs of the families of incarcerated individuals before and after their return to the community.
Come join us:
The Harrisonburg Rockingham Page Reentry Council meets quarterly on the second Thursday of the month. To participate in the next meeting, join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Rockingham County Government Building (20 East Gay St) in the Community Meeting Room. This meeting is open to the public and we encourage concerned and interested citizens to attend and participate in council activities.
Many thanks to Tony Wilt and Brent Finnegan, candidates for this fall's 26th District House of Delegates election, who attended and spoke on issues of reentry at our July 13, 2017 quarterly meeting.