The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), is a charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for students and others to develop an understanding of our justice system.
OJEN is a collaborative network of organizations and individuals who work together at both the provincial and the local level to promote understanding, education and dialogue in support of a responsive and inclusive justice system. Membership on the network includes provincial legal institutions, government ministries, educational bodies and organizations involved in delivering justice education. The three chief justices of Ontario were OJEN's founding directors and remain members of the network.
OJEN's flagship program, Courtrooms and Classrooms, aims to enhance students' understanding of the operation of the legal system through direct contact with members of the legal profession. The program includes bringing students to courtrooms, and lawyers and judges to classrooms. Other initiatives include Summer Law Institutes for teachers, Law Day activities, the development of curriculum resources, local mock trials, law symposia for students, Art in the Courts and local projects focused on marginalized communities.
For more information:
Ontario Justice Education Network
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. West