At the Heart of OCJ
After hearing private attorneys having to turn away individuals who could not afford private representation and having almost no where to refer them and seeing a legal aid organization having to wind down and close their doors leaving a void in the community it previously served, three women frustrated by seeing clients alone in court, decided our city could be the home to a solution. With the support of a team of community attorneys willing to serve on our board, OCJ was born. Our goal was to create a system that would help to keep our doors open even if funding was reduced, help close the access to justice gap in Florida and help those in need to tell their story. Now we hope we can inspire future lawyers to do the same.
We believe that everyone should have access to legal representation.
Orlando Center for Justice, Inc. (OCJ)'s mission is to bridge the access to justice gap in Central Florida for newcomers by helping these underserved communities navigate the legal system through education and innovation. We also walk alongside them, advocate and help amplify their voice.
Since our founding in 2016, OCJ has served more than 3,000 individuals from 82 countries.