In Fairfax, OAR provides diversion programs, services for the incarcerated, post-release services, and family services.
The OAR diversion programs in Fairfax consist of two programs:
- The first is the OAR Alternative Sentencing Program that allows first-time misdemeanor offenders to perform community service and participate in educational classes in lieu of a conviction and/or incarceration.
- The second is the OAR Violence Intervention Program for community members charged with domestic assault.
OAR maintains a close working relationship with Fairfax County Sheriff’s office and facilitates numerous programs inside the Fairfax County Adult detention Center and Alternative Incarceration Branch (jail) for the incarcerated. These jail based programs are designed to address specific factors that lead to criminal behavior and build skills that will assist inmates to successfully reintegrate into the community after incarceration. The OAR Impact of Crime class is one of the jail based programs available in the Fairfax jail. Impact of Crime is designed specifically to hold individuals accountable for their actions and to demonstrate the comprehensive impact crime has on victims and the larger community.
Post-release services are available to address emergency and transitional needs at the time of an individual’s release. Learn more about emergency needs. When an individual has greater needs, intensive services are available that can last for up to 12 months post-release. Employment assistance is an important part of the services offered after someone is released from incarceration. OAR Case Managers will work with individuals after release to ensure they are employment ready and will provide job leads to local businesses willing to consider hiring an ex-offender.
At any time during an individual’s involvement with the criminal justice system, OAR offers services to the loved-ones left behind.