Pre-release case management services are provided at 5 local jail sites: Richmond City Jail, Henrico County Jail, Henrico County Regional Jail, Pamunkey Regional Jail, and Chesterfield County Jail. OAR also provides pre-release services to the following Department of Corrections facilities: Fluvanna Correctional Center, James River Correctional Center, Deep Meadow Correctional Center, and Virginia Correctional Center for Women. Pre-release services provided by case managers, volunteers, and community partners include, but are not limited to: support groups (AA, NA), educational groups (Thinking for A Change, Ready to Work, Parenting, Anger Management, Male Responsibility, Healthy Relationships), tutoring, housing referrals, in-jail and community resource referrals, and transition planning for inmates in OAR's partner prisons.
Post-Incarceration case management services are provided at the Central Office in downtown Richmond by our Reentry Services Case Managers. The case managers meet individually with each client providing evidence based services including: completing an intake, completing a needs and a risk assessment, and develops a list of service needs and assets with the client.
The majority of post-incarceration clients request employment assistance. Reentry Case Managers facilitate orientation each week that addresses OAR’s services, rules, and guidelines for participation. OAR offers multiple job readiness classes which address job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing skills, answering questions about criminal record in an interview, employer follow-up, etc. OAR provides a weekly jobs list, transportation for job search and interviews, resume assistance, and work clothes, work tools, and work boots once employment is secured. Reentry Case Managers also provide assistance with getting identification documents, e.g. Social Security card, birth certificate, and DMV photo ID.
When Central Office clients obtain permanent employment, the case manager provides budgeting/money management, follows up with employers, and provides incentives to clients who maintain consistent full-time employment for 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years.
In addition to employment services, OAR provides basic necessities (food referrals, seasonal clothing, hygiene kits), substance abuse services (NA support groups, AA support groups, as well as individual and group substance abuse counseling), and other community resource referrals for services not directly provided by OAR.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, OAR's program expenses were:
Total Program Expenses:
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