ATTENTION: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE August 10, 2020
Although Oxford County is now in Phase 3 of the provincial Health Ministry Reopening process, Community Options for Justice continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with provincial and community health agencies, as well as local stakeholders, including Probation and Parole offices, provincial courts and community partners.
Effective Monday July 6, 2020, our agency will have staff on-site in the office to meet with clients in-person, if suitable.
ALL VISITORS TO THE OFFICE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS, USE HAND SANITIZER, AND PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING.
For the time being, staff are working modified schedules and each person may not be in the office each day. However, someone is usually available to assist clients Monday to Thursday from 8:30-4:00 pm, Fridays by appointment only.
Based on an assessment of the client’s need and/or the preference of the client, COJ will continue to provide tele/virtual support during agency hours, if suitable or preferred.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US, PLEASE CALL 519-539-2119 or 1-877-218-4463 AND EITHER LEAVE A MESSAGE ON EACH PERSON’S INDIVIDUAL VOICEMAIL (WHICH WILL BE RETURNED THE NEXT TIME THEY ARE IN THE OFFICE) OR IN THE GENERAL MAILBOX (ENTER ‘0’), WHICH WILL BE CHECKED AT LEAST ONCE A DAY.
The steps above are being taken are cautionary and in an effort to reduce risk. We want to do our part in the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. More detailed information about COVID-19 and precautions you can take is available at https://www.swpublichealth.ca/
We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding.
Our Mission is to enable youth and adults who are in conflict with the law to take responsibility for their actions through community work, education and skill development, victim awareness, and lifestyle choices.
We collaborate with the community, courts, police and governments to provide alternatives in the community for persons in conflict with the law, in a cost effective and responsive manner.
We provide an opportunity for the community to be involved in the criminal justice system and encourage offenders to demonstrate responsibility to their community and accountability to their victims.
We initiate intervention and prevention strategies for youth at risk to offend.
We provide the opportunity for members of the community to gain in the experience of volunteerism.
Referrals are received from multiple entry points:
- From a Probation Officer as part of a probation order
- From the Crown Attorney, Ontario Provincial Police or Woodstock Police Service to a Diversion program
- Through one of our Restorative Practice programs
- As a preventative measure by self- or community-referral
For a listing of our programs, please click below.