American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia 701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 1412
Richmond, VA 23219
Office 804.644.8080
Fax 804.649.2733

Email (request help):

  • The principal mission of the ACLU of Virginia is to protect the constitutionally mandated freedoms that government tends to erode, and to advance rights clearly intended by our Constitution, but never fully implemented in our society.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network
2708 South Nelson Street
P.O. Box 1554
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: (703) 820-4357 
Fax: (703) 820-4405 

  • Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) assists homeless people, including people with criminal histories, lead self-sufficient and healthy lives. A-SPAN works with government agencies, community and faith based organizations and business to: meet emergency needs of the homeless including food and shelter; provide direct outreach, case management and employment assistance, advocate for and create new programs to fill gaps in preventive, emergency and rehabilitative services; and increase community awareness and involvement in ending homelessness.

Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc. 1 North 5th Street, Suite 400 Richmond, Virginia 23219 Phone: (804) 643-2401         Fax: (804) 643-2464 Email: Website:

  • The AFOI mission is to prevent the breakdown of relationships among inmates and their families by providing regular, meaningful visitation, support and education services. Our services help prepare families for a successful transition when the inmate is released from prison. AFOI is one of only a handful of such programs to provide these services in Virginia and across the United States.

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal advice and representation to low income or elderly persons in five cities and 15 counties in central Virginia. Offices are located in Richmond, Petersburg and Charlottesville.

Office Locations (3)

Charlottesville 1000 Preston Avenue, Suite B Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 Phone: (434) 296-8851 or (800) 390-9983  Fax: (434) 296-5731 

Petersburg 2006 Wakefield Street Petersburg, Virginia 23805 Phone: (804) 862-1100 or (800) 868-1012  Fax: (804) 861-4311 

Richmond 101 West Broad Street, Suite 101 Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: (804) 648-1012 or (800) 868-1012  Fax: (804) 649-8794 

Virginia Department of Corrections
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 674-3244 

  • Probation and Parole supervision is operated through the Community Corrections Division of the Virginia Department of Corrections. Supervision is provided through 42 district offices, 12 state-operated facilities, 10 day reporting centers, and oversight for 10 privately contracted adult residential centers. Day reporting centers provide intensive substance abuse treatment, aftercare/relapse prevention counseling, AA/NA groups, GED/ABE and life skills classes, job referrals, and vocational services. Other services such as parenting skills are provided based on client needs. Adult Residential Programs (ARP) are used by the Parole Board as a condition of parole and by Probation and Parole officers as an intermediate sanction. Offenders receive supervised housing, random urinalysis testing, life skills, and basic counseling.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia Main Office 6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500
Falls Church, VA 22041 Phone: (703) 778-6800 Toll-free (clients): (866) 534-5243 Fax: (703) 778-4790        

  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Northern Virginia. Our mission is to help promote a more just community by providing high-quality legal assistance and advocacy for families and individuals who face the loss or deprivation of a critical human need, such as food, shelter, income, medical care, education, family stability, or personal safety.

LSNV: Office Locations (7)

Alexandria 603 King Street, 4th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Phone: (703) 684-5566 Fax: (703) 519-3838        

Arlington 1916 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia 22201  Phone: (703) 532-3733         Fax: (703) 778-1011

Fairfax 4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: (703) 504-9141 Fax: (703) 273-6476       

Prince William Office 9240 Center Street
Manassas, Virginia 20110 Phone: (703) 368-5711  Fax:  (703) 368-5416

Loudoun Office 109 North King Street
Leesburg, Virginia 20176 Phone: (703) 777-7450 Fax: (703) 771-7066        

Route 1 Office 8305 Richmond Highway
Suite 17B
Alexandria, Virginia 22309 Phone: (703) 778-3448-9 Fax: (703) 778-3455        

Fredericksburg 618 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 2A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 Phone: (540) 374-9101  Fax: (540) 374-9169        

Northern Virginia Family Services
Phone: (703) 624-1575 

  • Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) is a private non-profit organization that serves people in need in the Northern Virginia area. Individuals with criminal records are among those eligible for job training services in the fields of construction trades and office employment. Upon completion of the training component, job placement services are available to participants.

Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church 1400 North Uhle Street, #704
Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 228-7030  Fax: (703) 228-3981 

Office of the Attorney General
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-2071
Fax: (804) 786-1991

  • Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

Opportunity House
2708 South Nelson Street
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: (703) 820-4357, ext. 11
Fax: (703) 820-4405 

  • Opportunity Place, the newest program developed by A-SPAN, has a primary goal of assisting homeless individuals achieve stable income and housing by providing street outreach, case management, and employment services including job training and placement. Opportunity Place programs are designed to assist clients in addressing their personal barriers to self-sufficiency with the support of staff and volunteers. Food, counseling, clothing, hygiene items, showers, washer & dryer, free local phone call and voice mail answering service, assistance obtaining personal identification, mail drop, and other services are available to homeless individuals, including those with a criminal history

Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources of Fairfax County, Inc. Contact: Employment, Coordinator
10640 Page Avenue, Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 246-3033 
Fax: (703) 273-7554

  • Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (OAR) of Fairfax County, Inc. is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing services to restore people with criminal histories to productive roles in the community, offer options to prosecution and/or incarceration, and support families. Funding restrictions may limit the availability of specific services to anyone not a Fairfax County resident. Some services may be provided to Loudon County and Prince William County residents and anyone who is processed through the Fairfax County court system. OAR offers: employment assistance, including resume preparation, employer referrals, and job readiness training; funds for work uniforms, tools, transportation, and job training scholarships; emergency assistance, including food, clothing, and financial assistance with utilities and rent; counseling to help deal with emotional and cognitive effects of incarceration.

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society

Administrative Unit Larry T. Harley, Executive Director Mary R. Parsons, Deputy Director 227 West Cherry Street Marion, VA  24354 Phone: (276) 783-8300 Toll free: (800) 277-6754 Fax: (276) 783-7411

  • It is the mission of SVLAS to champion equal justice for low-income Virginians and to work to remedy the conditions that burden the low-income community.  To these ends, we strive to provide high quality, courteous, and effective legal services to low-income families and individuals facing serious threats to their personal, economic or family stability and to work with others to identify and respond to problems faced by those in the low-income community within our region.

SVLAS: Centralized Intake Unit Margaret Schenck, Managing Attorney P.O. Box 670 Castlewood, VA  24224 Phone: (276) 762-9317 or (866) 534-5243 (Virginia Only) Toll-free: (888) 201-2772 Fax: (276) 783-7411

Office locations (3)

Castlewood Margaret Schenck, Managing Attorney 16932 West Hills Drive Castlewood, VA  24224 Phone: (866) 455-8716 or (276) 762-9354 Fax: (276) 783-7411

  • Counties served: Norton, Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, and Russell

Christiansburg Mark Lewis, Managing Attorney 155 Arrowhead Trail Christiansburg, VA  24073 Phone: (540) 382-6157  Toll-free: (800) 468-1366 Fax: (540) 382-5981

  • Counties served: Radford, Montgomery, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski

Marion Maria Timoney, Managing Attorney 227 West Cherry Street Marion, VA 24354 Phone:  (276) 783-8300  Toll-free: (800) 277-6754  Fax: (276) 783-7411

  • Counties served: Galax and Bristol (VA) and the counties of Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Grayson, and Carroll

Total Action Against Poverty
145 Campbell Avenue Southwest
P.O. Box 2868
Roanoke, VA 24001
Phone: (540) 345-6781
Fax: (540) 345-4461 
Web Site:

  • Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) is a non-profit community action agency helping the residents of 11 cities and counties in southwestern Virginia to escape poverty and become self-sufficient. TAP's Families in Transition component provides direct services to clients through the Women's Resource Center, The Transitional Living Center, Virginia Cares, and Fatherhood Programs. TAP's Virginia CARES program assists individuals with criminal records to return to their communities, their families and society successfully. Basic needs assessments and support services, including employment counseling, assistance with job leads, transportation, resume and application assistance, peer support groups, and referrals to appropriate agencies are provided to individuals with criminal records and their families. TAP's Fatherhood and Families program assists families in distress; families disconnected by discord, by unacknowledged fatherhood, and/or by incarceration.

Virginia Community Action Re-entry System, Inc. (CARES) 145 West Campbell Avenue, Suite 555
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: (540) 342-9344 
Fax: (540) 342-9427 

  • Virginia Community Action Re-entry System, Inc. (Virginia CARES) offers both pre-release and post-release services. In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia Cares administers a pre-release program called Productive Citizenship, which replaces the life skills program previously offered by the Department of Corrections. Post-release services are delivered from 14 sites statewide and include basic needs such as housing, clothing, and food. Additional services include job development, placement and retention services, interview skills, support groups for survival techniques, referrals to substance/alcohol treatment, and bus tickets to job interviews. Virginia CARES has forged connections with community groups, faith based organizations and volunteers to provide services needed to individuals with criminal histories.

Virginia Correctional Enterprises
8030 White Bark Terrace
Richmond, VA 23237
Phone: (804) 743-4100 (Central VA) or 800-823-2823
Fax: (804) 743-2210

  • Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE) produces quality products and services and furnishes work for prison inmates. Products manufactured include office furniture, metal storage equipment, dorm furniture, and apparel. Services offered include printing and institutional laundry.

Virginia CURE-Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants P.O. Box 6010
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: (703) 765-6549        
Fax: (703) 765-6549
Email: Website:

  • A safe, peaceful Virginia for all citizens by meeting public safety responsibilities for restoration of crime victims, the offenders, the affected families, and the community at large.

Virginia Department of Corrections Work Release Program
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 674-3000

  • The Virginia Department of Corrections offers a work release program for prisoners who are nearing completion of their sentences and who meet specific eligibility criteria. The primary goal is to provide work opportunities in a location close to where inmates will be released. Eligible inmates are placed into local jail work release programs. To be eligible, inmates must be at security level one, have a good time earning level of one, have non-violent crime convictions, and be within 12 months of their good time release date or within three years of their mandatory parole release date.

Virginia Department of Corrections Pre-Release Program
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 674-3000

  • During the year prior to an inmate's release from prison, a 19-session life skills program is made available which addresses information inmates need to live in the community. Topics include finding and keeping a job, locating a residence, budgeting and family responsibilities. Participation is not mandatory.

Virginia Employment Commission
703 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-1485
Fax: (804) 731-0616

  • The One-Stop Career Centers in Virginia are known as Career Connect. Services available to job seekers include job referral and placement, referrals for training, and job search, skill-building activities. A wide variety of self-help, computer assisted, as well as printed and video career guidance materials are available. Computers are available to allow easy access to Internet services.

Virginia Legal Aid Society Administrative Office P.O. Box 6200 513 Church Street Lynchburg, VA 24505 Phone: (434) 528-4722 Toll free: 1-866-534-5243 Fax: (434) 528-3571

  • Virginia Legal Aid Society's goals are: to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability, to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance, and to champion equal justice.

VLAS Office Locations (5)

Danville 519 Main Street Danville, VA 24540
Phone: (434) 799-3550
Contact: Greg Hairston

  • Counties served: Danville, Martinsville, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania

412 South Main Street Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 634-5172
Contact: Steve Myers

  • Counties served: Emporia, Brunswick, Greensville, and Sussex

104 High Street Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-8108
Contact: Pamela R. DeCamp

  • Counties served: Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward

P.O. Box 6200 513 Church Street Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 846-1326
Contact: Jeremy White

  • Counties served: Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, and Halifax

155 East Washington Street Suffolk, VA 23434 Phone: (757) 539-3441
Contact: Randi H. Blumenson

  • Serving Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton