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Holiday Gifts for OAR Families

OAR is spreading holiday cheer to the families of justice-impacted individuals!    For over 50 years, OAR has provided a safety net for justice-involved individuals in our community, and their families. Our reason is simple: we understand that restorative justice is more than just a second chance. OAR understands that parental incarceration induces household instability, …

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Giving Tuesday is November 29th!

This Giving Tuesday, OAR is asking for donations for our housing fund that provides justice-impacted individuals with emergency, temporary, supportive, or permanent housing.  Our goal is to raise $3500!   For over 50 years, OAR has provided a safety net for justice-involved individuals in our community, and their families. Our reason is simple: we understand that …

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Upcoming OAR Office Closures!

OAR Offices Will be Closed 11/8/22 and 11/11/2022 OAR offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, in observance of Election Day. Offices will reopen November 9th, 2022 at 9am.  OAR offices will also be closed Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veteran’s Day, and will reopen Monday, November 14th, at 9am. 

Community School Supply Drive a Success!

The OAR School Supply Drive in August was a huge success! With your help, 25 kids from our community will start the year off right with school supplies and new school clothes. Thank you to everyone that donated to make this possible, showing once again that our community is stronger together!

OAR Chosen for Accenture for Day of Service

Save the Date! Join us Monday, October 10th for our first-ever drive by donation event. Accenture volunteers are joining OAR staff to collect much needed clothing and hygiene products to support justice-involved individuals and their families in Northern Virginia. Simply bag your supplies and freshly laundered items and place them in your trunk; volunteers will …

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OAR’s Executive Director Derwin Overton Advocates for Affordable Housing for Justice-Involved Individuals

Full Text: “Thank you for this opportunity to address the Board of Supervisors this evening on the issue of affordable housing and re-entry. As it was stated I am the Executive Director of Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources, also known as OAR. It is a restorative justice community nonprofit that provides services for people who have …

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OAR Executive Director Derwin Overton Discusses Surviving Solitary with Author Danielle Rudes

https://youtu.be/DPCFstXcKMI About Surviving Solitary Twenty to forty percent of the US prison population will spend time in restricted housing units—or solitary confinement. These separate units within prisons have enhanced security measures, and thousands of staff control and monitor the residents. Though commonly assumed to be punishment for only the most dangerous behaviors, in reality, these …

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