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Mission: To rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.

OAR is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Our history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights, and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action. Its origins can be traced to a 1968 prison strike at the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. In response, several local churches convened a conference on Churches and the Correctional System. Following that effort, Jay Worrall, Jr. founded the OAR movement, which at the time stood for Offender Aid and Restoration. It was his vision of citizen visitors helping jail inmates that formed the original premise for the creation of OAR organizations around the country.

In September 1970, Offender Aid and Restoration of Virginia received its articles of incorporation. In 1971, the local OAR office was established.  Today there remain eight local OAR affiliates, four of which are in Virginia. In 1998, OAR voted to change its name from Offender Aid and Restoration to do business as “Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources” in order to better reflect the organization’s mission and goals.

Target Population

OAR works with persons involved in the criminal justice system and their families in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. 

Vision Statement

To be a national model in breaking the cycle of crime and rebuilding lives for community betterment.

Core Values

       Empathy
       Integrity
       Accountability
       Belief that people can change
       Passion

 

 

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Thu Jul 27 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Violence Intervention Program - Thursday
Tue Aug 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Violence Intervention Program - Tuesday
Wed Aug 02 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
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