OAR has collaborative relationships with the Sheriff's offices in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. 25 to 30 programs per week are facilitated in the Fairfax Adult Detention Center, Fairfax Alternative Incarceration Branch, Loudoun Detention Center, and Loudoun Work Release Center. OAR also participates in release planning sessions for inmates in the Prince William County Detention Center. Jail programs include:
- Anger Management
- Employability Skills and Workplace Skills
- Fatherhood and Parenting
- Keyboarding/Basic Computer Skills
- Financial Planning
- Impact of Crime
- Life Skills
- Release Planning
OAR Board Chair, Dr. Charles Thomas, Jr.
facilitating a Life Skills Class in the
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
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 behavior. 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 Manager.