Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources

910 West State Street, Ithaca, New York 14850
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Our mission… For over forty years OAR has been protecting the civil liberties of those incarcerated in the Tompkins County Jail through:

Assumption of innocence until proven guilty: This is our foundation.
Ensuring legal representation in the case of indigence: OAR conducts Assigned Counsel intakes for inmates in the Tompkins County Jail and individuals that have been released.
Bailing eligible individuals pre-trial: Individuals bailed pre-trial are less likely to be convicted of the crime for which they are accused.
College Initiative Upstate: In 2016, a reentry education program joined OAR. CIU’s mission is to create pathways to and through college for court involved and/or formerly incarcerated individuals.
Endeavor House: Home. Transitional Sober Housing.