Fast Facts

  • The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (“OCCJ”) was once part of a national organization founded originally in 1927 as “The National Conference of Christians and Jews.” That organization became “The National Conference for Community and Justice” before OCCJ became a separate, freestanding nonprofit organization in Oklahoma.

  • OCCJ is the sole organization in our state dedicated exclusively to eliminate bias, bigotry, and racism in our state, in our generation, and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, dialogue, and education.

  • OCCJ is not a religious organization. It is a human relations organization.

  • OCCJ is not a United Way agency. OCCJ is supported by the generous contributions of individuals, businesses corporations and foundations in the community.

  • OCCJ is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the National Federation for Just Communities. Contributions to OCCJ are tax-deductible.

  • OCCJ is governed by a diverse board of directors and is staffed by a president and CEO, director of programs, fund development director, marketing and communications manager, Oklahoma City regional coordinator and program coordinator.

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