OAR offers a variety of programs in both the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) and Alternative Incarceration Branch (AIB), as well as the Loudoun County Work Release Center (WRC). In any given week, OAR has between 25-30 scheduled classes and support groups that focus on developing vocational, life and coping skills. These programs include:
- Employability and Workplace Skills
- Keyboarding and Computer Skills
- Parenting Skills
- Financial Planning
- Life Skills
- Responsible Fatherhood Workshops
- Anger Management
- Impact of Crime Awareness
- Release Planning
OAR believes that two types of programs are essential to properly prepare offenders for release. Skills-based classes such as OAR's Employability and Financial Planning classes build the skills needed for success. Other classes such as Impact of Crime and Responsible Fatherhood challenge the beliefs and attitudes that often lead to criminal behaior. Offering classes that build skills and challenge criminogenic beliefs is the most effective way to prepare individuals to be successful upon release from incarceration.
Many of our programs are run by volunteer instructors. To find out more information about volunteering, please click here. If you would like to instruct or facilitate one or more classes, please contact the OAR Volunteer Program.