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.
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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 help to implement and sustain OAR programs. Volunteers teach, provide one-to-one mentoring, counsel family members in crisis, assist with client services in the main office and help guide OAR's mission as members of the Board of Directors. As representatives of the community they are vocal advocates for OAR's mission. For more information about volunteering, please send an email to: [email protected] or call (703) 246-3033.

Mission: The mission of Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (OAR) NOVA. is to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.

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One of the reasons we appreciate Chris's story so much is because it embodies all five of OAR's core values: accountabil...
11/12/2020

One of the reasons we appreciate Chris's story so much is because it embodies all five of OAR's core values: accountability, integrity, empathy, passion, and the belief that people can change. Chris's road was a hard one, but he resolved to do all he could to change the direction it was taking. In doing so, he created a map, one from which he hopes others in his position can take guidance.

Don't miss this eye-opening event! You can even still request a copy of his book, The Master Plan. Register today!
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=povlkjtab&oeidk=a07ehdqpsqg3b8bcee7

"PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – Free COVID-19 Testing is available for anyone who lives or works in Prince William County, ...
11/10/2020
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"PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – Free COVID-19 Testing is available for anyone who lives or works in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, or the City of Manassas Park. Participants must provide their full name, telephone number, and a home or work address in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, or the City of Manassas Park to obtain COVID testing and receive the results. Here is a list of the upcoming testing sites and locations. All sites can accommodate drive-thru or walk-up testing. To ensure you receive a test please arrive at the site as close as possible to the start time and ensure you are in line by the time posted below. Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at each site.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Cloverdale Park
Start Time 8:30 AM | Be in Line no later than 10:30 AM
15150 Cloverdale Rd.
Dale City, VA 22193

Woodbridge Senior Center
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line no later than 3:30 PM
13850 Church Hill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Friday, November 6, 2020

Splashdown Water Park
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line no later than 3:30 PM
7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.
Manassas, VA 20109

Woodbridge Senior Center
Start Time 5:30 PM | Be in Line no later than 7:00 PM
13850 Church Hill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Saturday, November 7, 2020

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Start Time 8:30 AM | Be in Line no later than 11:30 AM
18825 Fuller Heights Road
Triangle, VA 22172

Monday, November 9, 2020

Woodbridge Senior Center
Start Time 8:30 AM | Be in Line No Later Than 10:30 AM
13850 Church Hill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Metz Middle School
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 3:30 PM
9950 Wellington Rd.
Manassas, VA 20110

Splashdown Water Park
Start Time 5:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 7 PM
7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.
Manassas, VA 20109

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

James S. Long Regional Park
Start Time 8:30 AM | Be in Line No Later Than 10:30 AM
4603 James Madison Hwy.
Haymarket, VA 20169

Cloverdale Park
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 3:30 PM
15150 Cloverdale Rd.
Dale City, VA 22193

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

No Testing (Veterans Day)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Cloverdale Park
Start Time 8:30 AM | Be in Line No Later Than 10:30 AM
15150 Cloverdale Rd.
Dale City, VA 22193

Woodbridge Senior Center
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 3:30 PM
13850 Church Hill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Friday, November 13, 2020

Splashdown Water Park
Start Time 1:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 3:30 PM
7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.
Manassas, VA 20109

Woodbridge Senior Center
Start Time 5:30 PM | Be in Line No Later Than 7 PM
13850 Church Hill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Development Services Building
Start Time 9:00 AM | Be in Line No Later Than 11:30 AM
5 County Complex
Woodbridge, VA 22192

More information about testing and the county's response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19."

If you want to file a complaint against a business that is not in compliance with COVID safety measures, please visit the Virginia Department of Health Online Complaint Form. PHASE THREE TESTING INFO COUNTY SERVICES RESOURCES SMALL BUSINESSES COURTS COMMUNITY THINGS

This is your opportunity to ask Chris Wilson any questions you may have.  Would you like to ask?  What inspired your Mas...
11/09/2020
Q & A with author Chris Wilson

This is your opportunity to ask Chris Wilson any questions you may have. Would you like to ask?
What inspired your Master Plan?
How did you stay motivated through incarceration?
How much does your past shape your future?
If you had the power, how would you change the criminal justice
system?

Have your questions ready and join OAR for an exclusive Q&A
with Chris Wilson on November 18th at 7:00pm.

Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehdqpsqg3b8bcee7&llr=povlkjtab

OAR is proud to present a Q & A with author Chris Wilson! His book, The Master Plan: My Journey from a Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose has informed, empowered, and motivated so many people, and we want to share that journey with OAR supporters. At this event, guests will have a chance to ask Chr...

The war on drugs began in 1968.  Despite massive rates of arrest and incarceration, we continue to have a significant pu...
11/09/2020
Opinion | Republicans and Democrats Agree: End the War on Drugs

The war on drugs began in 1968. Despite massive rates of arrest and incarceration, we continue to have a significant public health crisis related to drug use. The criminalization of drug use is ending. What happens now?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/07/opinion/sunday/election-marijuana-legalization.html?referringSource=articleShare

Voters in red and blue states may be in accord on nothing else, but they passed measures to liberalize drug laws.

Loudoun County will offer two free drive-thru (walk-ups are allowed!) testing events for COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 1...
11/06/2020

Loudoun County will offer two free drive-thru (walk-ups are allowed!) testing events for COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The testing events will take place at two locations simultaneously:
- 22377 Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn
- 42405 Claudia Drive in Leesburg
For more details visit:
https://www.loudoun.gov/COVID19testing

"They call it rock bottom, like it's a hard floor you go crashing into and stop.  But here's the thing:  There's no floo...
11/04/2020

"They call it rock bottom, like it's a hard floor you go crashing into and stop. But here's the thing: There's no floor. You only see it that way later, because rock bottom isn't a place. You can always go lower. Rock bottom is a decision. It's the moment you decide to stop falling and take control of your life.”

The words above are from Chris Wilson's book, The Master Plan. These words describe his lowest moment and his decision to find a path forward.

We can all be inspired by Chris's journey. A Q&A with author Chris Wilson is being offered by OAR on November 18th. Register now to have the exclusive opportunity to ask Chris your questions!

Register at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehdqpsqg3b8bcee7&llr=povlkjtab

Please share!
11/03/2020

Please share!

11/03/2020

We held a Virtual Trivia Night for our Fairfax volunteers last night! Team Opportunity went up against Team Alternative. It was a CLOSE game, but Team Opportunity squeaked out the win! Still, I think one could argue with such challenging questions and sparkling conversation, everyone was a winner! ☺️

INOVA Health is offering free flu shots to the uninsured in the following locations. Please call to schedule an appointm...
11/02/2020

INOVA Health is offering free flu shots to the uninsured in the following locations. Please call to schedule an appointment.

OAR thanks The @Starbucks Foundation for recognizing and supporting the OAR mission with a generous Neighborhood Grant! ...
10/27/2020

OAR thanks The @Starbucks Foundation for recognizing and supporting the OAR mission with a generous Neighborhood Grant! This grants supports organizations that promote racial equity and create more inclusive communities. OAR is one of 400 grant recipients out of over 4,000 submissions from Starbucks partners across the U.S.
Thank you Starbucks for understanding and supporting the OAR mission!

10/20/2020

This is it! We're warming up the cameras and we'll be starting in just under an hour.
We can't wait to see you there!

New research is showing a link between solitary confinement and premature death. https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/...
10/20/2020
New data: Solitary confinement increases risk of premature death after release

New research is showing a link between solitary confinement and premature death.

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/10/13/solitary_mortality_risk/#:~:text=Any%20amount%20of%20time%20spent,%2C%20homicide%2C%20and%20opioid%20overdose.&text=increases%20the%20risk%20of%20premature%20death%2C%20even%20after%20release.

Any amount of time spent in solitary confinement increases the risk of death after release from prison, including deaths by suicide, homicide, and opioid overdose.

10/20/2020

OAR event registrants:
Looking for the Zoom code for tonight?
Check your e-mail!

10/19/2020

TODAY is your last chance to register for our fundraiser, the link is in the comments.
We go live tomorrow at 7pm!
Don't miss it!

The deadline to register for OAR's virtual fundraiser is almost here. This will be an exciting event you won't want to m...
10/16/2020
2020 OAR Virtual Fundraiser

The deadline to register for OAR's virtual fundraiser is almost here. This will be an exciting event you won't want to miss!

What you can expect:

- A dynamic keynote speaker, Chris Wilson, sharing the story of his life after receiving a life sentence at age 17

- A free signed copy of Chris's book while supplies last

- An exclusive invitation to a Q&A with Chris Wilson in November to discuss his book

- A better understanding of the local criminal justice system and OAR's vital role in that system

- An opportunity to make an investment in your community and make a real difference

We are excited to have you join us on Tuesday the 20th at 7:00!

Register Now here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6&llr=povlkjtab

OAR is so excited to host a virtual fundraiser, featuring Mr. Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan. This event promises to be the Zoom event of the year! Register today and we will offer an evening of inspiration and relaxation from the comfort of your living room. Note: The event link and passwo...

At the end of every annual fundraiser, we always say the same thing: that was a great way to spend an evening. While we ...
10/15/2020

At the end of every annual fundraiser, we always say the same thing: that was a great way to spend an evening. While we can’t meet at the winery this year, this event will still be a night to remember. The Winery at Bull Run has even offered a generous 15% off code to those who register to help you recreate the atmosphere at home! Join the OAR community to hear an incredible speaker, author Chris Wilson, share his experience. Register today and we'll send you a FREE signed copy of his book, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose. We can't wait to see you there!
Register here:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6&llr=povlkjtab

10/15/2020
The Greater PWC Family Orientation

Prince William County produced a resource video highlighting the social services available in the County. OAR Program Manager Tami Hunt appears near the 13 min mark of the video to describe the OAR services available in Prince William County.

https://youtu.be/atV1uqW5fNw

Services in Prince William County, VA

This year's speaker is author, artist, and entrepreneur Chris Wilson. Chris was sentenced to life in prison at age 17.  ...
10/14/2020
2020 OAR Virtual Fundraiser

This year's speaker is author, artist, and entrepreneur Chris Wilson. Chris was sentenced to life in prison at age 17. Hear him speak about how he responded and where he is today. His book, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, details the harrowing and ultimately successful process of how he rebuilt his life. Chris created a master plan for his life and he will empower everyone in attendance at the OAR fundraiser to do the same.
Register today to get your FREE signed copy of Chris's book, The Master Plan. We'll also be offering a special Q&A with the author in November. Invitations for that will go out later this month.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6&llr=povlkjtab

OAR is so excited to host a virtual fundraiser, featuring Mr. Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan. This event promises to be the Zoom event of the year! Register today and we will offer an evening of inspiration and relaxation from the comfort of your living room. Note: The event link and passwo...

OAR understands the challenges for victims of domestic violence.  The linked story highlights the struggle domestic viol...
10/08/2020
Locksmith helps save Utah woman who wrote '911' on her hand in a silent plea for help

OAR understands the challenges for victims of domestic violence. The linked story highlights the struggle domestic violence victims face. At OAR, we offer a certified program for individuals who have committed domestic violence. Our goal is to promote victim safety, hold individuals accountable, and to provide alternatives to violent and abusive behaviors.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/07/us/utah-kidnapping-911-message-trnd/index.html

A woman being held in her Midway, Utah, home was rescued Friday after she wrote "911" on her hand to signal that she needed help.

We're 25% of the way to our fundraising goal! A huge shout-out to everyone who has donated already to support the folks ...
10/06/2020

We're 25% of the way to our fundraising goal! A huge shout-out to everyone who has donated already to support the folks returning to our community. It really is a high return on investment as every dollar donated to OAR turns into $2.50 of value in services! It has never been easier to contribute, you can text "GIVEOAR" to 44321 or visit our website at https://www.oarnova.org/donate.

Don't forget to sign up for our virtual annual fundraiser to come hear our keynote speaker, author Chris Wilson! First 200 registrants get a signed FREE copy of his book, The Master Plan!
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=povlkjtab&oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6

Please share! This virtual job fair is for employment in the Prince William Co, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park area...
09/24/2020

Please share! This virtual job fair is for employment in the Prince William Co, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park areas.

Register at https://rhsvirtual.com/elevate

OAR needs YOU! The arrival of autumn has brought chillier days so it's time to change out our clothing racks! We are in ...
09/23/2020

OAR needs YOU! The arrival of autumn has brought chillier days so it's time to change out our clothing racks! We are in need of MEN'S WARM CASUAL CLOTHING: shirts, pants, hats, gloves, sweaters, or jackets. All donations should be clean and in good condition, and can be dropped off at our Fairfax office. Thank you for supporting your community!

We are so excited to have partnered up with The Winery at Bull Run again for our annual fundraiser! Register today and w...
09/22/2020
Wines Tasting VA, Winery Northern Virginia , Vineyard Near DC - Wineryatbullrun.com

We are so excited to have partnered up with The Winery at Bull Run again for our annual fundraiser! Register today and we’ll send you a discount code for 15% off your total purchase on their website.

Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=povlkjtab&oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6

Can’t make it? You can still support restorative justice and reentry services by texting GIVEOAR to 44321 to make a donation today!

We're a working farm vineyard focused on crafting fine Virginia wines while paying tribute to the history and preservation of 19th century pastoral Fairfax County. The closest winery to Washington, D.C., we offer you an escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life to a simpler time—where y...

One of the really special offerings from this year's fundraising event is the FREE signed copy of The Master Plan by our...
09/18/2020

One of the really special offerings from this year's fundraising event is the FREE signed copy of The Master Plan by our keynote speaker, Chris Wilson. Mr. Wilson's story is an incredible one we want to share with you. The first 200 registrants to our fundraiser will not only receive a copy his book, but an invitation to a separate live
Q & A with Chris in November. Register for our event and request your book today!
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=povlkjtab&oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6

Registration is open! Join us for our virtual fundraiser where we'll feature author Chris Wilson! First 200 registrants ...
09/16/2020
2020 OAR Virtual Fundraiser

Registration is open! Join us for our virtual fundraiser where we'll feature author Chris Wilson! First 200 registrants will get a FREE signed copy of his book! Can't make it? You can still help the OAR mission! Visit our website or text GIVEOAR to 44321 to donate today

!http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=povlkjtab&oeidk=a07ehasq3eo847e88d6

OAR is so excited to host a virtual fundraiser, featuring Mr. Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose. This event promises to be the Zoom event of the year! Register today and we will offer an evening of inspiration and relaxation from the comfort...

09/15/2020
Inmates rush from cells to save deputy's life | Humankind

When you hear the term "inmate" what do you think of? For many it creates a negative reaction and defines the person with that label. This video is an important reminder that incarcerated men and women are people with redeeming qualities who care for others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=WYW1g6u9M5I&feature=youtu.be

"We didn't do anything for Deputy Hobbs that he would not [have] did for us." These inmates prove that anyone can be a hero no matter the uniform. 🚨 RELATED:...

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10700 Page Ave, Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
22030

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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 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 246-3033

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