The New Jersey Homeschool Association (NJHA) was founded in 1997 by homeschooling parents who felt the need for a statewide organization that would provide information about homeschooling in New Jersey. By 1998, when New Jersey homeschoolers faced a challenge to providing equivalent education to their children without government oversight or intervention, the mission of NJHA expanded in order to protect the homeschooling freedoms of all New Jersey citizens and to maintain a favorable homeschooling climate in the state. Since then, Board members and other volunteers have maintained this website, joined with other homeschool organizations – particularly in 1998, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2012 – to respond to unfavorable legislative proposals, advocated for a few individuals who were faced with challenges to their equivalent education, and produced a few events, including a display at The Statehouse in 2009 and, more recently, a Not-Back-to-School picnic. Currently, a Board member monitors State Senate and Assembly bills for potential legislative encroachments on homeschooling freedoms. If/when such potential exists, the Board apprises the homeschooling community and works to maintain the current statutes as they pertain to equivalent education.