About Us

In the mid 1980s, a group of community corrections practitioners and interested parties came together with state agencies to address the rising prison population. This group of dedicated professionals saw real value in bringing together all aspects of community corrections to work toward common goals and formed The Ohio Community Corrections Organization (OCCO) in 1986. In 2005, the not for profit organization changed its name to The Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections (OJACC).

OJACC has grown significantly over the years and continues to attract dedicated professionals. OJACC focuses on collaboration across different aspects of community corrections to educate policy makers and legislators on issues affecting community corrections. OJACC also provides education to community corrections practitioners to enhance services throughout the state.

Much work has been done over the years in the field of community corrections and Ohio is viewed as a national leader in this field. However, there is still much work to be done. If you are interested in joining us to promote community corrections in Ohio, please contact Gayle Dittmer at (740) 420-6644 for more information.

Our Mission

To bring together stakeholders to promote and support effective community corrections that enhance public safety.

Our Goals
  • Shape public policy to promote best practices in legislation and the funding to support it.
  • Educate judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, other community practitioners, the media, and the general public about the availability, benefits, best practices, and role of community corrections in the criminal justice continuum.
Trustee Organizations
  • Adult Specialty Docket
  • Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio
  • Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association – 2 trustees
  • CorJus, Inc.
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio
  • Juvenile Justice Coalition
  • Juvenile Specialty Docket
  • National Youth Advocate Programs
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ohio Association of Court Administrators
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Ohio Association of Pretrial Services Agencies
  • Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association
  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association
  • Ohio Community Corrections Association
  • Ohio Municipal League
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Ohio TASC Associations
  • Ohio Victim Witness Association
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio
  • US Pretrial and Probation
  • Voices for Ohio’s Children
  • Association of Local Reentry Coalition