Mission and History
The OCJA promotes and supports community justice by providing a network of support to service providers and through coordinated advocacy efforts.
In 1979, the Community Service Order Association was initiated as an organization that would support all members who were involved in the delivery of Community Service in communities throughout Ontario. In September 1992, the Association received full membership support to change its name to Ontario Community Justice Association (O.C.J.A.) and expand its membership to include all other community based, non-residential programs affiliated with the Criminal Justice System. The "Association" was issued Patent (899340) under the Ontario Corporation Act in 1990, and received "Charitable Status" in January 1994.