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Virginia Department of Corrections: Department of corrections reentry program for the state of Virginia.


Adult Alternative Program – Adult Alternative Program isn’t for the sole purpose
of providing vocational training to ex-offenders with felony convictions. We use our 22 years of combined experience to return fathers and mothers to their families and keep them there.

AFOI – The AFOI mission is to provide opportunities for regular, meaningful visitation, referrals to community resources, and other services that help families cope with incarceration and prepare for release and reunification. Our programs help prepare families for a successful transition when the inmate is released from prison. We are one of only a handful of such programs to provide these services in Virginia and across the United States.

Arm and ArmArm & Arm’s Focus: is to help individuals to live responsible, accountable and productive lives, by introducing tools necessary for making responsible, rational and reasonable decisions. By developing the characteristics needed to overcome obstacles and face adversity in today’s society, our members become the person they want to be instead of living life in response to the external situations that they come across. 

Boaz& Ruth – Planted in the center of Highland Park, one of Richmond, Virginia’s most troubled areas, Boaz & Ruth advances a mission of rebuilding lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization.

Bridging The Gap In Virginia – Bridging The Gap In Virginia is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to providing a bridge to success to those individuals struggling with addiction, incarceration, chronic homelessness and lack of employment skills.

Friends of Guest House – Friends of Guest House is a re-entry program for non-violent offenders in Northern Virginia. We have a three month residential program for ex-offenders that is strictly available for females only.

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia – HealthWorks for Northern Virginia is a nonprofit community health center that provides comprehensive primary medical care to people regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay.  As part of our medical home model, once someone becomes our patient we offer dental, behavioral health, and nutrition counseling.

Home Again – Home Again provides shelter and support services to 160 homeless men, women, children and veterans each night.

Norfolk Prisoner ReentryProgram – The Norfolk Reentry Council’s focus is on the key barriers to successful offender reentry including; Employment and Education, Housing, Financial Obligations and Resources, Social Reintegration and Physical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse.

OAR Richmond – As the community leader in reentry services, OAR of Richmond provides evidence-based and person-centered approaches to empower those impacted by incarceration to find individual success.

Region 2000’s Career Center – Provides job search and training services including soft skills, specialized training (with certified trainers) and on-the-job training. They also have instructional programs to help build core job skills. They even have college scholarships available for those that qualify! They’ve been around since 2003 and have helped more than 10,000 people.

RIHD Reentry Program – Informational and Restoration of Rights Assistance for Returning Citizens & Persons with a Felony Record.

STEP-UP, Incorporated – STEP-UP has been working reentry for over 40 years; it works with all ex-offenders, and also teaches pre-release classes in local and regional jails.  Trained case managers and a reliance on evidence-based practices are foundational to STEP-UP’s assistance.

Virginia Beach Reentry Council – The Mission of the VB Reentry Council is to assist returning offenders through a collaboratively-supported partnership of private, public, non-profit and faith based agencies with resources to educate and/or provide assistance to overcoming reentry obstacles.

Virginia CARES – operates a statewide network of ex-offender reentry programs to provide transitional assistance, financial aid, job readiness training, temporary employment, job search and career development, human relations & self-awareness training, and ongoing support services to prisoners, ex-offenders, and their families in Virginia.

Virginia CURE – Virginia CURE is an all-volunteer non-profit organization focusing on the Virginia criminal justice and prison systems, and the people whose lives are impacted by those systems.

Virginia Department of Social Services: Department of Social Services reentry program and resources.

Virginia DOC Community Corrections – Community Corrections’ primary goal is public safety. In Virginia, public safety is defined as the quality of life that allows our citizens to feel secure in their everyday lives by being free from danger, injury and damage caused by those who choose not to obey the law. Our approach to this goal through professional supervision of offenders under our purview is “A Balanced Approach.” This practice emphasizes the dual role of providing supervision and services for probationers and parolees.

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