NRCA’s Virginia CARES
program provided 45 pre-releases and 173 newly released ex-offenders with assistance and support to promote successful transition from prison or jail to the community.
Services include emergency aid (food, clothing, shelter, and transportation), job readiness instruction, employment search, life-skills education and support groups.
Through linkages with community resources, Virginia CARES
provides opportunities for ex-offenders to become self-reliant, law-abiding and taxpaying members of society.
The program reduces recidivism by helping formerly-incarcerated individuals obtain the skills and support they need to reintegrate into their home communities.