Burke Brownfeld, member of the board of directors of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) announces an award presented by Mondre Kornegay to Alexandria Mayor William Euille for his efforts to eliminate the “check the box” initiative which required a former offender to check yes on employment forms. A similar award was presented to County Executive Barbara Donnellan, Arlington county manager. Gale Arnall, OAR executive director, told to the attending crowd that Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week had also “banned the box” on state employment applications. The awards were given at the second Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast April 12 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. OAR was founded 41 years ago as a community-based non-profit serving Arlington County and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. OAR provides vital reentry services for men and women recently released form incarceration and has a recidivism rate of 8 percent while clients are active in the program.