OAR Nova

OAR Nova OAR NOVA is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. OAR NOVA offers a wide range of services including those involved in the justice system for the first time, those in jail, and those released from incarceration.

Family members are also offered help through our programs. The following is a brief summary of what we offer:

* Alternative sentencing
* Emergency assistance
* Impact of Crime classes
* Job-readiness skills and tools
* Shoplifting Prevention Program
* Skills Development
* Violence Intervention


Each year over 100 OAR volunteers serve our community. These dedicated and highly trained citizens hel

Family members are also offered help through our programs. The following is a brief summary of what we offer:

* Alternative sentencing
* Emergency assistance
* Impact of Crime classes
* Job-readiness skills and tools
* Shoplifting Prevention Program
* Skills Development
* Violence Intervention


Each year over 100 OAR volunteers serve our community. These dedicated and highly trained citizens hel

Operating as usual

01/07/2022

The OAR office will open for walk-in services at 11am today, Jan. 7th, and will be open for virtual services from 9am until 11am. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.

01/05/2022

The OAR office will open for walk-in services at 11am today, Jan. 5th, and will be open for virtual services from 9am until 11am. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.

01/04/2022

Due to icy conditions, OAR will be open for virtual/phone visits only today, Jan. 4th. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.

01/03/2022

Due to weather conditions, OAR will be open for virtual and phone visits only today. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.

12/26/2021

OAR will be closed from Monday, December 27 through Friday, December 31. We will reopen Monday, January 3.
See you in 2022!

12/24/2021

From our family at OAR to yours, we wish you all the best this holiday season!

At OAR, we believe it, because we have seen it.  People can change.  Read more: https://conta.cc/3sA9U0b
12/23/2021
But it Can Happen!

At OAR, we believe it, because we have seen it. People can change. Read more: https://conta.cc/3sA9U0b

Dear Friend, Over my 23 years at OAR, I’ve been asked many times, “Why do you do this work?” In time, an answer formulated in my mind and in my heart. To do this work, we must believe, in our core, th

OAR has a great collaborative relationship with the Accotink UUC.  OAR Case Manager Betty D. recently volunteered to hel...
12/20/2021

OAR has a great collaborative relationship with the Accotink UUC. OAR Case Manager Betty D. recently volunteered to help with a gardening project @AccotinkUU. AUUC is a very generous OAR supporter, and we are happy to help out when we can!

OAR has a great collaborative relationship with the Accotink UUC. OAR Case Manager Betty D. recently volunteered to help with a gardening project @AccotinkUU. AUUC is a very generous OAR supporter, and we are happy to help out when we can!

Two guys walk into the OAR lobby. Don’t worry, this isn’t a joke with a bad punch line. This is a real story. A story of...
12/19/2021

Two guys walk into the OAR lobby. Don’t worry, this isn’t a joke with a bad punch line. This is a real story. A story of one man with a world of struggles and another man dutifully helping him. The story highlights the humanity of those served by OAR.
https://conta.cc/3J1xusw

Two guys walk into the OAR lobby. Don’t worry, this isn’t a joke with a bad punch line. This is a real story. A story of one man with a world of struggles and another man dutifully helping him. The story highlights the humanity of those served by OAR.
https://conta.cc/3J1xusw

12/14/2021

At OAR we stand by the three A's of accountability- admit, acknowledge, and amend. We work closely with our clients to assist them in their journey towards these goals. This often includes admitting their actions have caused harm to themselves and their community, acknowledging their responsibility for those actions, and then making amends by investing in themselves and doing the hard work necessary to instill an internal desire for lasting change.

Here at OAR we strongly believe that true accountability comes from within, and we are proud to provide services that guide justice-involved individuals towards accepting it for their past actions while on the path to a better future.

If you agree with our definition of accountability please sign up for our newsletter for more information about our organization at https://conta.cc/33t12z5 and donate here to support our work in the community: https://www.oarnova.org/donate

People use the word accountability all the time.  Most of us struggle to define it.  See OAR's latest holiday message sh...
12/13/2021
You Can't Make Someone Accountable

People use the word accountability all the time. Most of us struggle to define it. See OAR's latest holiday message showing our definition of accountability. https://conta.cc/33t12z5
https://www.oarnova.org/donate

What happens when someone wants to do the right thing but doesn't know how? Dear Friend, In 23 years of service at OAR, I’ve learned many important lessons. The most important is this: You can’t make

See the latest holiday news from OAR including a dollar for dollar match on all holiday donations up to $10,000!  Learn ...
12/10/2021
Let's Do This Together

See the latest holiday news from OAR including a dollar for dollar match on all holiday donations up to $10,000! Learn more: https://conta.cc/3GvzxD9

Meaningful experiences from 23 years at OAR Dear Friend, During each holiday season I have the honor and privilege of creating a campaign to encourage support for the OAR mission. After 23 years with

11/30/2021

You all really went above and beyond for us for #GivingTuesday, and we raised just over $5,000!
Thank you, OAR Community!

This is it, the pie-nal countdown! It’s all because of donations from YOU. Thank you for making our #Givingtuesday such ...
11/30/2021
A Great End to a Great Day!

This is it, the pie-nal countdown! It’s all because of donations from YOU. Thank you for making our #Givingtuesday such a sweet success! And now, as promised…OAR’s own executive director, Derwin Overton!
https://youtu.be/6BI2-2Ja_oE

Thank you to all the donors that made this challenge a WIN!! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet taste of success!Don't forget to check out our website f...

11/30/2021

We’ve just crossed our total fundraiser goal and Jamie’s eating pumpkin! Rina has been absolutely pie-ning for this moment!

Still want to help OAR clients (and our fundraiser) go above and beyond? Click here: https://www.oarnova.org/donate

We'll post the delicious final video no later than 4pm so you can have a good laugh before heading home for the day!

11/30/2021

We made to our first milestone! Our donor match is still in play so let’s keep it going so we can get Jamie and Derwin next!
We’d truly be pleased as pie if you donate today: https://www.oarnova.org/donate

11/30/2021

Success is all about preparation. Rina is preparing for fundraiser success just like she helps clients prepare for success every day at OAR! Make OAR part of your giving today so we can meet the match (up to $1,000!) and get rockin' towards our goal! Get your finger in the pie here: https://www.oarnova.org/donate

11/30/2021

Nearly to our first milestone!
GIVE and you shall RECEIVE....
a video of our Rina slogging Hannah in the face w/ a pumpkin pie!

Well! The day has finally arrived, and we need your help to make our goal: #3kByGivingTuesday. With your donation, you’l...
11/30/2021

Well! The day has finally arrived, and we need your help to make our goal: #3kByGivingTuesday. With your donation, you’ll support OAR clients in need during the holidays while also making Rina’s dream of hi-fiving her colleagues in the face with a pie finally come true!
Don’t let her dream be a pie in the sky! Donate here (https://www.oarnova.org/donate) and let’s make it happen!

Well! The day has finally arrived, and we need your help to make our goal: #3kByGivingTuesday. With your donation, you’ll support OAR clients in need during the holidays while also making Rina’s dream of hi-fiving her colleagues in the face with a pie finally come true!
Don’t let her dream be a pie in the sky! Donate here (https://www.oarnova.org/donate) and let’s make it happen!

11/29/2021

SOUND ON as the shenanigans continue!

You can tell we're excited for #GivingTuesday tomorrow. One generous donor has even offered to MATCH donations, making it easy as pie to help Rina get Hannah, Jamie, and Derwin with some delicious pastry! Click here to make sure everyone gets their just desserts! https://www.oarnova.org/donate

11/27/2021

Picking the actual Pie Thrower for #givingtuesday was easy as we had LOTS of volunteers. Just about as easy as donating early(https://www.oarnova.org/donate)! Help us make our goal, so we can see Derwin, Jamie, and Hannah enjoy the sweet taste of your generosity! #piedreams #GivingTuesday2021

Our friends at the Chris Atwood Foundation are hosting helpful events to support families who are impacted by substance ...
11/27/2021

Our friends at the Chris Atwood Foundation are hosting helpful events to support families who are impacted by substance abuse. Click for details. Share to get the word out!

The CAF is Hosting 3 FREE opportunities for Families and Loved Ones impacted by substance use and addiction.

The Family Warmline: Free Family Support, Resource & Referrals
703-831-7407 or [email protected]

Two Family Oriented Webinars:
12/1 Harm Reduction & Overdose Prevention for Families
12/15 Raising The Bottom: How to Help Your Loved One
Register here to attend or receive the recordings
https://forms.gle/dZz72ZKMLUFC67Ju9

The Family Education & Support Group on Wednesdays at 7:00pm starting Dec 1st. Register here to receive the zoom link and join us: https://forms.gle/z5ZN9o4KPQWMLEH18

Engaged and educated families help create an environment that supports recovery. Come learn the skills, tools and compassionate ways of being that increase recovery capital and the ideal conditions for wellness. The CAF will provide the support, care and tending families need to be well.

#Givingtuesday2021 is going to be a little slice of something exciting at OAR. This year we went all out and made a deal...
11/26/2021

#Givingtuesday2021 is going to be a little slice of something exciting at OAR. This year we went all out and made a deal with our executive director, Derwin. He agreed if we can raise our #Givingtuesday goal of $3,000, he will let one lucky employee pie him in the face. There was one condition however: our newest Director of Programs, Jamie, and our Volunteer and Development Coordinator, Hannah, must go first!

So if we raise $1,000, Hannah will get a pie face. If we raise $2,000, Jamie will have one too. And of course, if we raise our goal of $3K, we’ll get to meet Derwin in the parking lot where he will enjoy a nice pumpkin pie right in the face. And don’t worry, we plan to film and post the whole thing right here!

To make this challenge a little sweeter, we’ve had a very gracious donor offer to help us get to the top with a MATCH for every donation, up to $1,000! We’d love your support too, so we’ve made it easy as pie to donate (https://www.oarnova.org/donate)

Don’t forget to join us back here on #Givingtuesday, 11/30, to find out if Hannah, Jamie, and Derwin will enjoy an extra helping of post-Thanksgiving dessert!

#Givingtuesday2021 is going to be a little slice of something exciting at OAR. This year we went all out and made a deal with our executive director, Derwin. He agreed if we can raise our #Givingtuesday goal of $3,000, he will let one lucky employee pie him in the face. There was one condition however: our newest Director of Programs, Jamie, and our Volunteer and Development Coordinator, Hannah, must go first!

So if we raise $1,000, Hannah will get a pie face. If we raise $2,000, Jamie will have one too. And of course, if we raise our goal of $3K, we’ll get to meet Derwin in the parking lot where he will enjoy a nice pumpkin pie right in the face. And don’t worry, we plan to film and post the whole thing right here!

To make this challenge a little sweeter, we’ve had a very gracious donor offer to help us get to the top with a MATCH for every donation, up to $1,000! We’d love your support too, so we’ve made it easy as pie to donate (https://www.oarnova.org/donate)

Don’t forget to join us back here on #Givingtuesday, 11/30, to find out if Hannah, Jamie, and Derwin will enjoy an extra helping of post-Thanksgiving dessert!

Reflecting on our 50 years of service, with some of those years being exceptionally trying, we are filled with immense g...
11/26/2021

Reflecting on our 50 years of service, with some of those years being exceptionally trying, we are filled with immense gratitude for the positive changes your continued support has fostered in our community. For two difficult years during this pandemic, we have seen daily how the connections between us are inextricably tethered to our wellbeing and resilience. We are reminded that our ability to cope in hard times, heal, and thrive depends on us being there for one another. As you gather with family and friends around the dinner table this year, may your connections immerse you with sustaining support, joy, and hope.

From our family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Reflecting on our 50 years of service, with some of those years being exceptionally trying, we are filled with immense gratitude for the positive changes your continued support has fostered in our community. For two difficult years during this pandemic, we have seen daily how the connections between us are inextricably tethered to our wellbeing and resilience. We are reminded that our ability to cope in hard times, heal, and thrive depends on us being there for one another. As you gather with family and friends around the dinner table this year, may your connections immerse you with sustaining support, joy, and hope.

From our family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2021

Join us #givingtuesday2021 as the fun unfolds and we try to meet our challenge!

This Thanksgiving, our friends at Women Giving Back have partnered with the Tin Cup Fund to provide clients with a turke...
11/19/2021

This Thanksgiving, our friends at Women Giving Back have partnered with the Tin Cup Fund to provide clients with a turkey along with cooking ingredients during the holidays.

Please share!!

The US is seeing a record number of drug overdose deaths and fentanyl, a pain killer 50 to 100 times stronger than morph...
11/18/2021
Analysis: Americans are overdosing on a drug they don't know they're taking

The US is seeing a record number of drug overdose deaths and fentanyl, a pain killer 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, is the leading culprit.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/politics/fentanyl-overdose-deaths-what-matters/index.html

Fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic and an increase in fentanyl use, the US drug epidemic exploded while Americans were locked down. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the US during the 12-month period ending April 2021.

A condemned prisoner is requesting to have his pastor by his side, praying outload, and touching his leg at the moment h...
11/15/2021
What Do We Owe Those We’ve Condemned to Die?

A condemned prisoner is requesting to have his pastor by his side, praying outload, and touching his leg at the moment he is put to death. The Texas Dept of Criminal Justice doesn't allow this so the case is headed to the US Supreme Court.
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/supreme-court-death-penalty-john-henry-ramirez/

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if John Henry Ramirez, a Texan convicted of murder, is entitled to have his pastor by his side when he’s executed.

The 6th amendment guarantees "the assistance of counsel" in criminal prosecutions.  The application of this right varies...
11/08/2021
Is This the Worst Place to Be Poor and Charged with a Federal Crime?

The 6th amendment guarantees "the assistance of counsel" in criminal prosecutions. The application of this right varies from place to place. The system in the Southern District of Georgia is not a good place to be poor and charged with a Federal crime.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/us-journal/is-this-the-worst-place-to-be-poor-and-charged-with-a-federal-crime

The Southern District of Georgia does remarkably little to provide for indigent defendants.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics releases data on su***des during incarceration.  In 2019, 695 people died by su***de wh...
11/03/2021

The Bureau of Justice Statistics releases data on su***des during incarceration. In 2019, 695 people died by su***de while in custody. See more details below.

https://bjs.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh236/files/media/document/sljsfp0019st_pr.pdf?utm_content=october_MIR&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

The Bureau of Justice Statistics releases data on su***des during incarceration. In 2019, 695 people died by su***de while in custody. See more details below.

https://bjs.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh236/files/media/document/sljsfp0019st_pr.pdf?utm_content=october_MIR&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

OAR is launching "Seeking Employment", a 6 week course for individual struggling to obtain employment due to justice sys...
10/28/2021

OAR is launching "Seeking Employment", a 6 week course for individual struggling to obtain employment due to justice system involvement. If you or someone you know could benefit, please see the details below and contact OAR at 703 246 3033.

OAR is launching "Seeking Employment", a 6 week course for individual struggling to obtain employment due to justice system involvement. If you or someone you know could benefit, please see the details below and contact OAR at 703 246 3033.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Federal crime data for FY19.  The report notes that Federal arrests reache...
10/28/2021

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Federal crime data for FY19. The report notes that Federal arrests reached their highest level in 25 years. See all the data.
https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs19.pdf?utm_content=publication&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Federal crime data for FY19. The report notes that Federal arrests reached their highest level in 25 years. See all the data.
https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs19.pdf?utm_content=publication&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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10700 Page Ave, Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
22030

Go to http://www.wmata.com to find public transportation.

General information

OAR NOVA is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Our history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights, and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action. Its origins can be traced to a 1968 prison strike at the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. In response, several local churches convened a conference on Churches and the Correctional System. Following that effort, Jay Worrall, Jr. founded the OAR movement, which at the time stood for Offender Aid and Restoration. It was his vision of citizen visitors helping jail inmates that formed the original premise for the creation of OAR organizations around the country. In September 1970, Offender Aid and Restoration of Virginia received its articles of incorporation. In 1971, the Fairfax OAR was established, and in 1973, Worrall opened the national office. At the height of the movement there were 22 local agencies in 10 states. Today there remain eight local OAR affiliates, four of which are in Virginia, who have emerged as viable non-profit organizations with expanded missions and service delivery areas. In 1998, OAR NOVA voted to change its name from Offender Aid and Restoration to do business as “Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources” in order to better reflect the organization’s mission and goals.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 246-3033

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The OAR office will open for walk-in services at 11am today, Jan. 7th, and will be open for virtual services from 9am until 11am. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.
The OAR office will open for walk-in services at 11am today, Jan. 5th, and will be open for virtual services from 9am until 11am. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.
Due to icy conditions, OAR will be open for virtual/phone visits only today, Jan. 4th. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.
Due to weather conditions, OAR will be open for virtual and phone visits only today. Please call 703-246-3033 for assistance.
OAR will be closed from Monday, December 27 through Friday, December 31. We will reopen Monday, January 3. See you in 2022!
From our family at OAR to yours, we wish you all the best this holiday season!
At OAR, we believe it, because we have seen it. People can change. Read more: https://conta.cc/3sA9U0b
OAR has a great collaborative relationship with the Accotink UUC. OAR Case Manager Betty D. recently volunteered to help with a gardening project @AccotinkUU. AUUC is a very generous OAR supporter, and we are happy to help out when we can!
Two guys walk into the OAR lobby. Don’t worry, this isn’t a joke with a bad punch line. This is a real story. A story of one man with a world of struggles and another man dutifully helping him. The story highlights the humanity of those served by OAR. https://conta.cc/3J1xusw
At OAR we stand by the three A's of accountability- admit, acknowledge, and amend. We work closely with our clients to assist them in their journey towards these goals. This often includes admitting their actions have caused harm to themselves and their community, acknowledging their responsibility for those actions, and then making amends by investing in themselves and doing the hard work necessary to instill an internal desire for lasting change. Here at OAR we strongly believe that true accountability comes from within, and we are proud to provide services that guide justice-involved individuals towards accepting it for their past actions while on the path to a better future. If you agree with our definition of accountability please sign up for our newsletter for more information about our organization at https://conta.cc/33t12z5 and donate here to support our work in the community: https://www.oarnova.org/donate
People use the word accountability all the time. Most of us struggle to define it. See OAR's latest holiday message showing our definition of accountability. https://conta.cc/33t12z5 https://www.oarnova.org/donate
See the latest holiday news from OAR including a dollar for dollar match on all holiday donations up to $10,000! Learn more: https://conta.cc/3GvzxD9