The Reentry Program was the first program offered at OAR in 1971. The program focuses on the reintegrations of incarcerated adults into the community. The goal is to provide a network of transitional and reentry services targeted to the offender population to reduce the barriers to successfull reintegration into the community.
The program offers a wide spectrum of services designed to address client risk and needs, transitional services and long-term self-sufficiency. We are proud to partner with the City of Charlottesville to host the “Coming Home to Work” Program. By using wage supplements, this initiative is designed to reduce the barriers to employment faced by recently released inmates. We also partner with the Department of Social Services of both Charlottesville and Albemarle, the Department of Corrections, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail to provide comprehensive transitional planning of those recently released inmates. The program also partners with many service providers, community supervision providers, jail staff, concerned citizens, and ex-offender and reentry groups in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Reentry Council.
Throughout this last year, our program continued to make strides to be on the forefront of community-based Reentry programs in Virginia. As our program moves forward, we look to implement evidence based practices and principles to reach our ultimate goal: ensuring our clients have the opportunity for success. These practices revolve around “what works” in helping to reduce recidivism. Our Reentry program provides reentry services that match the needs of both the pre-release inmate and post-release ex-offender population.