Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County (OARA), Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews


1400 N Uhle St Ste 704 Arlington VA 22201 USA


OAR, a community-based restorative justice organization, blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives, to the benefit of all.


Since July 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 OAR has served 1,393 clients through community service coordination, education services (281 clients), transportation assistance (505 tokens, metro cards, bus tickets), food assistance (108 clients), housing assistance (140 homeless clients), employment assistance (246 clients), and job placement (62 clients) among other services.

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Geographic areas served:

County of Arlington, Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Washington DC


OAR provides programs in the areas of: Community Service; Educational and Instructional Programming (pre & post-release); and Employment and Reentry Services (post-release). All of our programs aim to prepare offenders and ex-offenders to re-enter society as productive, educated and responsible members of society and to assist their families. OAR provides community service placement, educational and vocational courses, case management, referrals, and scholarships to offenders and ex-offenders.

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Reviews for Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County (OARA), Inc.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

OARA is one of the Arlington Interfaith Council's Helping Hands, organizations the AIC supports that provide unique services to residents. I have been associated with OAR for the past two+ years and have marveled at the ways the help offenders reenter the community after paying their debt to society. I have attended their tours and have seen how organized they are and the many lives they have touched. They are providing an invaluable service to the community and helping to reduce the vicious cycle of imprisonment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how they have touched former offenders and their families, providing essential services to reenter the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their enthusiasm and compassion

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, pragmatic and compassionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand their services in the local area, while keeping the personal touch

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

public apathy and funding shortfalls

One thing I'd also say is that...


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