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As counselors, we have a special role in supporting and advocating for all people. In this profession, we are called to take action against inequalities, discrimination, and prejudice on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, race, belief, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics Whether at the systemic level or at the individual level, we work towards impacting positive changes and creating a more just society to ensure the well-being of all people. 

We hope that this website will act as a resource and a tool to aid in counselors and community members’ growth as social justice leaders.

Announcements

Are you a member or interested in becoming a member? Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey to help us focus our efforts more succinctly.

Thank you to everyone who attended our OCSJ meeting and stopped by our table at the All Ohio Counseling Conference. We are looking forward to make this a meaningful chapter.

About

Ohio Counselors for Social Justice is an interest group aspiring to empower, unite, and support counselors in the promotion of social justice.

Mission Statement

To empower, unite, and support counselors in the promotion of social justice throughout Ohio by identifying and confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect our clients, our profession, and our state.

Executive Board (2018-2019)

PRESIDENT – Dr. Delila Owens
President Elect – Tanya Middleton
TREASURER – Terra Howell-Muth
SECRETARY – Shelby Coen
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE – Rachel White
UNIVERSITY CHAPTER COORDINATOR – Sean Stutt
PAST PRESIDENT – DR. COLETTE DOLLARHIDE

Past Executive Board (2017-2018)

President & Founder – Dr. Colette Dollarhide
President Elect – Dr. Delila Owens
Secretary – Natalie Fei
Treasurer – Lindsay McCord

 

Take Action

ACLU – RESCIND THE MUSLIM BAN

“Immediately pass legislation to rescind the illegal and unconstitutional Muslim ban and make absolutely clear that such attempts to target Muslims, or anyone on the basis of national origin, are unlawful.”

ACLU – FAIR BAIL BILL

“Hundreds of thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime sit in jail every day in this country; many of them because they can’t afford cash bail. The justice system should not only protect those wealthy enough to buy their freedom. Cosponsor the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act to counter the injustices in America’s cash bail system and build safer communities and stronger families.”

ACLU – BRING ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

“Restore accountability at the Department of Justice by:

  • Developing guidelines for prosecutors to shrink racial disparities, bolster accountability, and reduce mass incarceration;
  • Enforcing requirements for data collection and reporting on police-community encounters;
  • De-militarizing the police;
  • Stopping police departments from profiting by seizing individual property; and
  • Restoring community policing programs”