Virginia Reentry Programs and Assistance


Welcome to the Virginia Reentry Programs & Assistance page. There are currently 19 Virginia reentry & assistance programs listed. This page was lasted updated on 8/24/2016. If you are a member of a Virginia reentry or assistance program and would like your organization added, please use this form. We will review the information, and add your organization as soon as possible. has no affiliation with any of the organizations on the Virginia Reentry page

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Region 2000’s Career Center. – Provides job search and training services including soft skills, specialized training (with certified trainers) and on-the-job training. They also have instructional programs to help build core job skills. They even have college scholarships available for those that qualify! They’ve been around since 2003 and have helped more than 10,000 people.

Bridging The Gap In Virginia. – Bridging The Gap In Virginia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing a bridge to success to those individuals struggling with addiction, incarceration, chronic homelessness and lack of employment skills.

Virginia Reentry Program and Human Services. – To meet the challenge of prisoner reentry,  Virginia has developed a comprehensive integrated system for coordinating the planning and provision of offender transitional and reentry services among state, local, civic, nonprofit and faith-based agencies and organizations.

AFOI. – “The AFOI mission is to prevent the breakdown of relationships among inmates and their families by providing regular, meaningful visitation, support, referral and education services. Our services help families and loved ones throughout the period of incarceration and also prepare families for a successful transition when the inmate is released from prison back into our community.”

Boaz & Ruth. – “Planted in the center of Highland Park, one of Richmond, Virginia’s most troubled areas, Boaz & Ruth advances a mission of  rebuilding lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization.”

Virginia CURE. – “Virginia CURE is an all volunteer non-profit organization focusing on the Virginia criminal justice and prison systems, and the people whose lives are impacted by those systems.”

OAR. – “OAR rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.”

Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc. – “OAR enhances public safety by providing individuals and families affected by incarceration with transition services that support safe and successful reintegration into the community.”

Virginia CARES. – “Virginia CARES operates a statewide network of ex-offender reentry programs to provide transitional assistance, financial aid, job readiness training, temporary employment, job search and career development, human relations & self-awareness training, and ongoing support services to prisoners, ex-offenders, and their families in Virginia.”

Norfolk Prisoner Reentry Program. – “The Norfolk Reentry Council’s focus is on the key barriers to successful offender reentry including; Employment and Education, Housing, Financial Obligations and Resources, Social Reintegration and Physical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse.”

VCRJ Reentry Program. – “The Virginia Center for Restorative Justice (VCRJ) helps women returning from prison find housing, employment, educational scholarships, food and clothing. ”

Adult Alternative Program. – “Adult Alternative Program isn’t for the sole purpose
of providing vocational training to ex-offenders with felony convictions. We use our 22 years of combined experience to return fathers and mothers to their families and keep them there.”

RIHD Reentry Program. – Informational and Restoration of Rights Assistance for Returning Citizens & Persons with a Felony Record.

Second Chances. – “A proven leader in restoring lives in the City of Norfolk.  Returning home from incarceration and finding employment with a conviction can be a maze of systemic barriers. Second Chances helps you to navigate your way to a successful transition.”

Home Again. – “HomeAgain provides shelter and support services to 160 homeless men, women, children and veterans each night.”

Virginia DOC Community Corrections. – “Community Corrections’ primary goal is public safety. In Virginia, public safety is defined as the quality of life that allows our citizens to feel secure in their everyday lives by being free from danger, injury and damage caused by those who choose not to obey the law. Our approach to this goal through professional supervision of offenders under our purview is “A Balanced Approach.” This practice emphasizes the dual role of providing supervision and services for probationers and parolees.”

Virginia Beach Reentry Council. – “The Mission of the VB Reentry Council is to assist returning offenders through a collaboratively-supported partnership of private, public, non-profit and faith based agencies with resources to educate and/or provide assistance to overcoming reentry obstacles.”

True Beginnings. – They assist returning citizens with overcoming work readiness obstacles.

Johnny Appleseed Inc. – A 501c3 non-profit organization that provides training resources, job assistance, tutoring, and much more.

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Comments 4

  1. My organization, Crestar Health, LLC has recently developed a Reentry Program of adults and youth. Crestar Health, LLC core services are behavioral and mental health services both for adults and children. We realized that with so much talk about prison reform and needed programs for those being released that designing this Reentry Program would be beneficial to participants and the community. We would like to be added to your list of organizations that offer Reentry Programs.

  2. I have a rental property that i am thinking about renting to someone put of prison, but they do not have employment… is there any housing allowance for the ex offender and if so, how would a landlord get involved.


  4. I volunteer for the homeless to assist them to get a job.
    I would like to receive any related resources that might be helpful.
    Thank you.

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