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Covert Matters

OAR’s ‘Life-Saving’ Efforts, Jobs for Ex-Offenders

By Harry M. Covert

Consider these facts:

One in 31 Americans is in prison or jail or on probation or parole.

Some 2,000 citizens have managed to find jobs in northern Virginia and this is a low seven percent increase over last year.

For offenders who serve their sentences and return to communities, life does not return to normalcy in the vast majority of cases. This is where Offender Aid and Restoration comes in. Since 1974 this non-profit organization has made a major difference in lives.

“It’s a tough road. Most of our clients simply have no one to turn to,” Dr.… Read More