Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County, Inc., a private nonprofit organization, has been assisting incarcerated individuals and ex-offenders since 1974. OAR offers community-managed programs in Arlington County, the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, as well as Washington, D.C., aimed at restoring offenders to the community as productive and responsible citizens.
Alternative sentencing options help reduce overcrowding of local jails and provide services to community organizations. Programs for incarcerated individuals and ex-offenders reduce recidivism, expand career options, build family stability and enhance community life. Coordination with state and local criminal justice agencies facilitates the delivery of exceptional jail-based programs and assists probationers and parolees in meeting their community supervision obligations. Trained volunteers support a variety of jail-based classes, groups and individual assistance.