Monthly Archives: October 2020

Center for Family Justice to Hold Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will hold a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil this October to commemorate the lives of 14 recent victims of domestic violence homicides in Connecticut in 2019 and raise awareness about the prevalence of abuse in local communities. The vigil, which will include political leaders and law enforcement officials from […]

Survivor Stories: Three Safe House Residents Tell Us How CFJ Helped Them Cope

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our 15-bed safe house, Kathie’s Place, has been at capacity. In addition to offering safe, supportive shelter to adults and children fleeing abusive relationships, CFJ has worked with a number of its domestic abuse clients to help them locate safe, secure places to live in our local communities. Leaving an abusive […]

Justice Legal Center Recruiting New Class of Attorneys for its Legal Incubator

The Justice Legal Center is recruiting its third class of attorneys interested in establishing private law practices committed to social justice and legal advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2020. The JLC launched its inaugural class of five attorneys in 2017 at The Center […]

Domestic Violence in The Era of COVID-19 is a Second Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us. This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities who have also experienced the devastation […]