The Office on Returning Citizen Affairs - ORCA

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Today 4 — 8 pm at @AudiField: You can #TaketheShotDC on the pitch and then take a shot on goal!The first 100 ppl to take...
05/12/2021

Today 4 — 8 pm at @AudiField: You can #TaketheShotDC on the pitch and then take a shot on goal!

The first 100 ppl to take the J&J vaccine at this event will get a FREE ticket to a @dcunited match. #VamosUnited

Today 4 — 8 pm at @AudiField: You can #TaketheShotDC on the pitch and then take a shot on goal!

The first 100 ppl to take the J&J vaccine at this event will get a FREE ticket to a @dcunited match. #VamosUnited

To support @MayorBowser’s commitment to public safety #TeamMORCA is participating in a targeted multi-agency outreach ef...
05/11/2021

To support @MayorBowser’s
commitment to public safety #TeamMORCA is participating in a targeted multi-agency outreach effort to businesses and families on the Kennedy Street corridor in Ward 4. #DCValues #SaferStrongerDC

To support @MayorBowser’s
commitment to public safety #TeamMORCA is participating in a targeted multi-agency outreach effort to businesses and families on the Kennedy Street corridor in Ward 4. #DCValues #SaferStrongerDC

On behalf of Mayor Bowser the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens Affairs and local health officials are inviting you t...
05/10/2021

On behalf of Mayor Bowser the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens Affairs and local health officials are inviting you to join us as we discuss the importance of getting vaccinated! RSVP here:bit.ly/3vLCFpc

On behalf of Mayor Bowser the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens Affairs and local health officials are inviting you to join us as we discuss the importance of getting vaccinated! RSVP here:bit.ly/3vLCFpc

TEAMMORCA gifting moms with beautiful bouquets at one of @Mayor_Bowser walk-up vaccination sites. 💐  #VaxedforMom!#DCHOP...
05/08/2021

TEAMMORCA gifting moms with beautiful bouquets at one of @Mayor_Bowser walk-up vaccination sites. 💐
#VaxedforMom!
#DCHOPE

TEAMMORCA gifting moms with beautiful bouquets at one of @Mayor_Bowser walk-up vaccination sites. 💐
#VaxedforMom!
#DCHOPE

🚨ATTN: DC Hospitality Workers🚨Join @dcmonc @_DCHealth @fivemedicine & @hook_hall to offer FREE COVID-19 Vaccines to our ...
05/03/2021

🚨ATTN: DC Hospitality Workers🚨Join @dcmonc @_DCHealth @fivemedicine & @hook_hall to offer FREE COVID-19 Vaccines to our hospitality workers! Must be a DC Resident.

📅 May 3, 2021
⏰ 10am-6pm
📍Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave NW

🚨ATTN: DC Hospitality Workers🚨Join @dcmonc @_DCHealth @fivemedicine & @hook_hall to offer FREE COVID-19 Vaccines to our hospitality workers! Must be a DC Resident.

📅 May 3, 2021
⏰ 10am-6pm
📍Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave NW

Team MORCA leading the charge in Ward 8 organizing volunteers and going door to door to ensure residents make a plan to ...
05/01/2021

Team MORCA leading the charge in Ward 8 organizing volunteers and going door to door to ensure residents make a plan to get their free COVID-19 vaccine at @MayorBowser’s DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action.

Team MORCA leading the charge in Ward 8 organizing volunteers and going door to door to ensure residents make a plan to get their free COVID-19 vaccine at @MayorBowser’s DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action.

There's still time to join us tomorrow! Help us go door to door and make sure that residents have a plan for receiving t...
04/30/2021

There's still time to join us tomorrow! Help us go door to door and make sure that residents have a plan for receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. There are ten meet up locations across the District 👇🏾

There's still time to join us tomorrow! Help us go door to door and make sure that residents have a plan for receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. There are ten meet up locations across the District 👇🏾

@ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey   joined @DCPoliceDept Chief Contee @MoniDiop @DCMOCRS @DBHRecoversDC and @DCDPR for a su...
04/30/2021

@ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey joined @DCPoliceDept Chief Contee @MoniDiop @DCMOCRS @DBHRecoversDC and @DCDPR for a successful community walk in the Bellevue neighborhood

@ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey joined @DCPoliceDept Chief Contee @MoniDiop @DCMOCRS @DBHRecoversDC and @DCDPR for a successful community walk in the Bellevue neighborhood

Help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action:🗓 May 1, 2021⏰ 9 a...
04/30/2021

Help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action:

🗓 May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action:

🗓 May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Meet @ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey. @DCMOCA is here to lend a listening ear and serve as your #CommunityConnect to @May...
04/29/2021
Mayor's Office of Community Affairs on Twitter

Meet @ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey.

@DCMOCA is here to lend a listening ear and serve as your #CommunityConnect to @MayorBowser and District Government. For updates on city programs and initiatives, follow us or contact us today!

https://twitter.com/dcmoca/status/1387773162495123461?s=21

“Meet @ORCA_DC Director @LamontCarey. @DCMOCA is here to lend a listening ear and serve as your #CommunityConnect to @MayorBowser and District Government. For updates on city programs and initiatives, follow us or contact us today! https://t.co/BumhltHynh”

This Saturday! Join @MayorBowser and your fellow neighbors for the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action. We will be...
04/28/2021

This Saturday! Join @MayorBowser and your fellow neighbors for the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action. We will be going door to door to ensure residents make a plan to get their free COVID-19 vaccine! For more info and to RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc #DCHOPE

This Saturday! Join @MayorBowser and your fellow neighbors for the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action. We will be going door to door to ensure residents make a plan to get their free COVID-19 vaccine! For more info and to RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc #DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day...
04/23/2021

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day...
04/22/2021

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Frederick Douglass once said, ‘I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.’ We call on the 55 Se...
04/22/2021

Frederick Douglass once said, ‘I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.’ We call on the 55 Senators who have not yet signed on in support of #DCStatehood to fulfill their responsibility to build a more perfect union.

Full statement below.

Frederick Douglass once said, ‘I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.’ We call on the 55 Senators who have not yet signed on in support of #DCStatehood to fulfill their responsibility to build a more perfect union.

Full statement below.

The Bowser Administration is excited to announce a revamp of our rental assistance programs for residents behind on rent...
04/22/2021

The Bowser Administration is excited to announce a revamp of our rental assistance programs for residents behind on rent and utilities – STAY DC.

☎️ 833-4-STAYDC (78-2932)
💻 stay.dc.gov

#DCHOPE

The Bowser Administration is excited to announce a revamp of our rental assistance programs for residents behind on rent and utilities – STAY DC.

☎️ 833-4-STAYDC (78-2932)
💻 stay.dc.gov

#DCHOPE

Timeline Photos
04/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day...
04/20/2021

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:🗓️May 1, 2...
04/19/2021

You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️May 1, 2021
⌚️9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
🖥️RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️May 1, 2021
⌚️9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
🖥️RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

We're looking for volunteers to help community members pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine! Join us for the DC COVID-1...
04/15/2021

We're looking for volunteers to help community members pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine! Join us for the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action: 🗓️ May 1, 2021 🕘 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm 🤳🏾 bit.ly/dayofactiondc

We're looking for volunteers to help community members pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine! Join us for the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action: 🗓️ May 1, 2021 🕘 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm 🤳🏾 bit.ly/dayofactiondc

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?We encourage residents to have conversations about the importance of #DCEmancip...
04/13/2021

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?
We encourage residents to have conversations about the importance of #DCEmancipationDay and share what it means to them on social media with #DCEmancipationDay and by tagging @MOAAA_DC @MayorBowser @SecretaryofDC & @DCMOCA

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?
We encourage residents to have conversations about the importance of #DCEmancipationDay and share what it means to them on social media with #DCEmancipationDay and by tagging @MOAAA_DC @MayorBowser @SecretaryofDC & @DCMOCA

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?Join @MayorBowser @SecretaryofDC @MOAAA_DC and the #DCEmancipationDay Commissio...
04/12/2021

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?

Join @MayorBowser @SecretaryofDC @MOAAA_DC and the #DCEmancipationDay Commission for a week of #DCEmancipationDay 2021 events.

RSVP ➡️ SecretaryofDC.Eventbrite.com

What does #DCEmancipationDay mean to you?

Join @MayorBowser @SecretaryofDC @MOAAA_DC and the #DCEmancipationDay Commission for a week of #DCEmancipationDay 2021 events.

RSVP ➡️ SecretaryofDC.Eventbrite.com

Join us for the DC Emancipation Day Virtual Kickoff Celebration “From Enslavement to Statehood - Representation, Identit...
04/09/2021

Join us for the DC Emancipation Day Virtual Kickoff Celebration “From Enslavement to Statehood - Representation, Identity, and Diversity ”. RSVP: ow.ly/shAu50Eje13

Join us for the DC Emancipation Day Virtual Kickoff Celebration “From Enslavement to Statehood - Representation, Identity, and Diversity ”. RSVP: ow.ly/shAu50Eje13

04/05/2021
Spring is in the air and is almost here. Set your clocks. @DCDPR Spring Programs go live at 12:00 PM! Permits will also ...
03/16/2021

Spring is in the air and is almost here. Set your clocks. @DCDPR Spring Programs go live at 12:00 PM! Permits will also on low-to-no contact sports (soccer, kickball and more) DPRprograms.com for info and sign up. #DPRPrograms #WhereFunHappens Safely

Spring is in the air and is almost here. Set your clocks. @DCDPR Spring Programs go live at 12:00 PM! Permits will also on low-to-no contact sports (soccer, kickball and more) DPRprograms.com for info and sign up. #DPRPrograms #WhereFunHappens Safely

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7 PM. The National Weathe...
03/14/2021

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7 PM. The National Weather Service reports that temperatures will be in the low 30's but will feel like the low 20's due to wind chill and/or rain.

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7 PM. The National Weather Service reports that temperatures will be in the low 30's but will feel like the low 20's due to wind chill and/or rain.

Beginning today, help us get all eligible individuals pre-registered for a vaccination appointment.Online: vaccinate.dc....
03/10/2021

Beginning today, help us get all eligible individuals pre-registered for a vaccination appointment.

Online: vaccinate.dc.gov (any time, any day)
Call Center: 1-855-363-0333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm and Sat & Sun, 8am-4pm)

Beginning today, help us get all eligible individuals pre-registered for a vaccination appointment.

Online: vaccinate.dc.gov (any time, any day)
Call Center: 1-855-363-0333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm and Sat & Sun, 8am-4pm)

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/03/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

02/27/2021

Senior Vaccine Buddies give #DCHOPE

Join @MayorBowser @DCPoliceDept and @ServeDC tomorrow for a Community Coat Distribution in partnership with @Formanmills...
02/25/2021

Join @MayorBowser @DCPoliceDept and @ServeDC tomorrow for a Community Coat Distribution in partnership with @Formanmills1. #DCValues

Join @MayorBowser @DCPoliceDept and @ServeDC tomorrow for a Community Coat Distribution in partnership with @Formanmills1. #DCValues

I want to take a minute today to let residents know that there is help if you are behind on rent. Please visit coronavir...
02/20/2021

I want to take a minute today to let residents know that there is help if you are behind on rent. Please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/rent for a list of resources.

Do not wait for the moratoriums to end to apply for help. This may delay us getting aid to you.

I want to take a minute today to let residents know that there is help if you are behind on rent. Please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/rent for a list of resources.

Do not wait for the moratoriums to end to apply for help. This may delay us getting aid to you.

❄️SNOW UPDATE for Thursday, February 18❄️A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at midnight. -@dcpublicschools wil...
02/18/2021

❄️SNOW UPDATE for Thursday, February 18❄️

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at midnight.
[email protected] will be virtual
- Public Vaccination sites will be open
- Public COVID-19 testing sites will be closed
- Non-essential DC Government employees will telework

❄️SNOW UPDATE for Thursday, February 18❄️

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at midnight.
[email protected] will be virtual
- Public Vaccination sites will be open
- Public COVID-19 testing sites will be closed
- Non-essential DC Government employees will telework

Make your voice heard! Please note the updated schedule for our upcoming Budget Engagement Forums.Visit budget.dc.gov to...
02/07/2021

Make your voice heard! Please note the updated schedule for our upcoming Budget Engagement Forums.

Visit budget.dc.gov to learn more.

Make your voice heard! Please note the updated schedule for our upcoming Budget Engagement Forums.

Visit budget.dc.gov to learn more.

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
02/05/2021

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

“We are long overdue in reforming and simplifying the record sealing process in Washington, DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “As ...
02/04/2021

“We are long overdue in reforming and simplifying the record sealing process in Washington, DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we work to make our city more equitable, we must rethink how to expand opportunity for Washingtonians who need it most. With a clean slate, residents can access the jobs, housing, and education that will help them thrive and, in turn, make our communities safer. I look forward to working with Council on this important legislation.”

Each year, more than 40,000 people are arrested in the District. Although about one-third of these individuals are never prosecuted, a criminal record still exists and impacts their ability to find employment or housing. Approximately 10,000 people each year seek legal assistance from non-profit organizations to navigate the currently complex and confusing process of record sealing.

A criminal record can often be a significant hurdle for individuals who are seeking to gain employment, secure housing, and access workforce training opportunities. The Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021 seeks to remove these hurdles from residents in need of a fair shot at accessing these trajectory-changing resources. Sealing a person’s criminal records prevents a third party from obtaining his or her records when conducting a background check, but still allows law enforcement, the judicial system, and special employers (those who work with children, elderly, or another special needs population) to access them.

Specifically, for individuals who are arrested but not prosecuted, and for people who are charged but not convicted, the Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021 would result in their records being sealed within 90 days of the termination of the case. For those with convictions, the legislation mandates a panel of legal experts review the types of convictions that should be eligible for sealing; it also reduces the time to seal those records.

The bill’s submission is the third time in four years that record sealing legislation has been introduced by Mayor Bowser. Although a Council hearing was held on the bill in December 2017, the bill stalled in committee. The bill was re-introduced in 2019, but once again never made it out of committee.

“We are long overdue in reforming and simplifying the record sealing process in Washington, DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we work to make our city more equitable, we must rethink how to expand opportunity for Washingtonians who need it most. With a clean slate, residents can access the jobs, housing, and education that will help them thrive and, in turn, make our communities safer. I look forward to working with Council on this important legislation.”

Each year, more than 40,000 people are arrested in the District. Although about one-third of these individuals are never prosecuted, a criminal record still exists and impacts their ability to find employment or housing. Approximately 10,000 people each year seek legal assistance from non-profit organizations to navigate the currently complex and confusing process of record sealing.

A criminal record can often be a significant hurdle for individuals who are seeking to gain employment, secure housing, and access workforce training opportunities. The Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021 seeks to remove these hurdles from residents in need of a fair shot at accessing these trajectory-changing resources. Sealing a person’s criminal records prevents a third party from obtaining his or her records when conducting a background check, but still allows law enforcement, the judicial system, and special employers (those who work with children, elderly, or another special needs population) to access them.

Specifically, for individuals who are arrested but not prosecuted, and for people who are charged but not convicted, the Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021 would result in their records being sealed within 90 days of the termination of the case. For those with convictions, the legislation mandates a panel of legal experts review the types of convictions that should be eligible for sealing; it also reduces the time to seal those records.

The bill’s submission is the third time in four years that record sealing legislation has been introduced by Mayor Bowser. Although a Council hearing was held on the bill in December 2017, the bill stalled in committee. The bill was re-introduced in 2019, but once again never made it out of committee.

Address

2100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Ste 100
Washington D.C., DC
20020

90, B2, U2, P6

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The Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (ORCA) provides useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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(202) 715-7670

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