Virginia Department of Corrections: The Virginia Department of Corrections works in partnership with local jails to offer offenders with transition services. The Department first chooses those that are eligible to participate the program. Then, the selected people will go through intensive training including Life Skills, Cognitive Thinking, Anger Management, and so on. The aim of the program is to ensure employability and successful reintegration for the former prisoners.
Virginia CARES: The Virginia CARES works in a state scale to offer reintegration resolutions for returning citizens in Virginia. They have a wide range of services to assist ex-offenders including both immediate and long-term support. For example, they operate to help with the immediate needs such as finding food, clothes, transportation, forms of identification, and so on. Plus, they do also help with enhancing employability and ensuring successful community reintegration.
Adult Alternative Program: The Adult Alternative Program operates to enable people in Richmond, Virginia to start a new life after incarceration. The program provides the people in need with vocational training so that they can foster their lives, enjoy financial stability and stay away from recidivism. Plus, the aim of it is also to reunite the families and communities that were scattered by previous mistakes.
Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI): As suggested by its name, the Assisting Families of Inmate (AFOI) works to prepare the families of people with conviction from the day they enter the prison to when they are released back into the society. Its programs include provide visitation opportunities, assisting with referrals to necessary resources, consulting those with loved ones incarcerated, helping with emotional and survival issues, etc.
Norfolk Prisoner Reentry T.E.A.M.: The Norfolk Prisoner Reentry T.E.A.M (Transition forward – Engage more – Achieve Independence – Move beyond) provides a wide range of services such as family reunification, employment preparation, mentoring, peer support group, and so on. The mission of the organization is to help people that used to be incarcerated to overcome the challenges of reintegration.
Virginia Beach Reentry Council: The Virginia Beach Reentry Council works in a network of different agencies to provide the ex-offenders with all the resources they need to re-enter the community. They address the needs of individuals and enable them access to the re-entry system that not only helps them to overcome the immediate barriers but also to become productive citizens.
Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD): Resources, Information, Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD) is a non-profit organization founded to assist and empower the incarcerated and their families. In specific, they offer low-cost transportation to enable families to visit their incarcerated loved ones, organize workshops to enhance understanding on various subjects such as restorations of rights, sentencing forms, provide the families impacted by incarceration with the self-help methods, etc.
HomeAgain: The Home Again programs provide people experiencing homelessness a safer accommodation and help them maintain the so-called “home”. The program offers a wide range of people including families with urgent needs, veterans, and so on with housing that meets their unique needs.
Reentry Richmond OAR of Richmond: The OAR of Richmond offers programs help ex-offenders to become model citizens. They provide both the pre-release programs and support after the incarcerated are released from the prison. The pre-release services may include counseling, employment assistance, drug treatment, etc. After release, OAR assists its participants in getting jobs and settling down to stay away from recidivism.
OAR: The OAR of Fairfax County is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 to provide support for the incarcerated and their families to rebuild life and ensure a safer community. They provide a wide range of jail services to train prisoner skills such as anger management or parent skills, provide them with treatment and vocational training, etc. Plus, participants can also take advantage of many other helpful services such as Family Support Group, Mentoring Program, Reentry Services, and so on to ensure successful reintegration.
Virginia CURE: The Virginia CURE offers help for people that have made a mistake leading to incarceration and their families. For families, CURE provides information that help link those with loved ones incarcerated with networks, organizations, etc. that can support them to overcome emotional or survival issues. For offenders, the organization offers the re-entry program that prepare them in many aspect to successfully reintegrate.
Bridging The Gap In Virginia: Bridging The Gap in Virginia is a non-profit organization that helps provide necessary resources, information and help for the disadvantaged. The targets of this organization are ex-offenders, veterans, they youth at risk or the homeless individuals and so on. Through a network of both public and private agencies, they work to ensure their people receive accommodation, vocation training, accommodation and other support.
Region 2000 Career Center: The Region 2000 Career Center provides services for both the employers and employees in Virginia. For companies that have just relocated to the area, Region 2000 assists in the whole recruitment process. For people searching for jobs, they can take advantage of the training services available at the center.