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The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) is a human relations organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping Oklahomans to overcome bias, bigotry, and oppression. Our vision is that in our generation, Oklahoma is a more inclusive, just, and hospitable state, for all.

Founded as a volunteer movement in Tulsa in 1934 as a chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, OCCJ has a proud legacy deeply rooted in the community.  The Tulsa NCCJ was formally established as a staffed office in 1958, and through our history in Oklahoma, has been an innovative leader in promoting understanding and mutual respect through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

Our programs reach a broad range of ages, from second graders through adults, and are focused on recognizing and celebrating both our differences and our shared humanity.  Our programs are a strong thread in the fabric of Oklahoma, weaving through the decades, touching and changing thousands of lives, making our city and our state a better place to live.

With the support of key business, community, education and religious leaders, OCCJ became an organization independent of the national organization in 2005.  Becoming an independent organization allowed OCCJ to address issues in which Oklahomans want to be involved.

OCCJ is the leading organization in advocating the rights and ethical treatment of all people. OCCJ’s work contributes greatly to healthy, educated and empowered communities. Underlying all the economic and social challenges that communities face are the very basic, and often difficult, human relations issues that OCCJ is uniquely positioned to help resolve.

We are headquartered in Tulsa at 100 West Fifth Street, Suite 335, Tulsa, OK 74103. Our Oklahoma City office is located at 720 West Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 101-A, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

 Our phone number is (918) 583-1361 and fax is (918) 583-1367.

OCCJ is a member of the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC). Learn more about NFJC HERE.

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