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Last year, NRCA’s Virginia CARES program provided 226 newly released ex-offenders with assistance and support to promote successful transition from prison or jail to the community.
NRCA’s Virginia CARES program is a community-based effort to assist individuals coming out of jail or prison.

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.

Leroy Robinson (center), with NRCA Virginia CARES staff members Nikki Powell (left) and Shannon Lowery.   Virginia CARES, Inc., the oversight agency for the state’s Virginia CARES programs, awarded Robinson the Cindy Martin and Lyn Edlich Awards for outstanding transition achievements.  

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