Oar of Fairfax County, Inc. Overview
Programs: OAR programs include pre and post release training and educational programs for offenders; as well as transitional and supportive services for their families. Classes such as Life Skills, Parenting, Violence Intervention, Financial Planning, Impact of Crime and Anger Management are provided at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center and/or the OAR office (some programs are also provided at the Loudoun Work Release Center). After release, case management and employment services help ex-offenders attain self-sufficiency. Volunteers provide many classes and one-to-one mentoring of inmates, as well as, family support, while professional case managers provide ongoing support and intervention. Volunteers also provide assistance to family members and loved ones by way of a staffed desk in the lobby of the jail that provides information and resources. The Alternative Sentencing and Court program provides opportunities for non-violent misdemeanor offenders to do community service in lieu of jail time or a fine.