The Center for Family Justice provides free, confidential crisis and supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and child abuse in the six Fairfield County towns we serve: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
We also educate our communities about ways to break the cycles of violence by building healthy relationships, empowering communities and mobilizing bystanders to speak out about abuse and violence.
- Domestic violence: CFJ’s staff provides crisis intervention, risk and danger assessments, individual safety plans, and individual and group counseling for those in present or past abusive relationships.
- Sexual violence: Our specially trained advocates/counselors provide trauma-informed crisis intervention, emergency counseling, support groups and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, human trafficking or any other type of non-consensual sexual contact.
- Child abuse: CFJ’s staff provides crisis intervention, conducts forensic interviews and offers emotional support and counseling to children who are victims of sexual and domestic violence, including cases where the children have witnessed abuse.
- Advocacy: Guiding you to safety: The Center’s Advocates are counselors trained and certified specifically in the area of domestic and sexual violence. They empower and counsel victims and survivors through emotional support, safety planning, case management services, and advocacy within medical, court, child welfare and other systems of care.
- Crisis hotline: Our counselors/advocates are available 24/7 to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. We are also here to help family, friends, neighbors or co-workers answering questions and providing information.
- Safe house: Kathie’s Place is our emergency shelter for adults and children victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Our Crisis Counselors/ Advocates offer support in a secure, non-judgmental environment where families, individuals and children can learn to keep themselves safe, receive supportive services and work towards an independent, self-sufficient life.
- Civil/Legal Services: Through its staff attorneys and Justice Legal Center incubator program, CFJ is able to provide free or reduced rate legal services to a growing number of clients in need of representation for matters related to their abuse. This includes legal matters such as divorce, child custody and financial support.
- Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport: Is CFJ’s therapeutic summer camp and year-long mentoring program for youth ages 7-17 who have been impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Young CFJ clients who have experienced or witnessed abuse as children or teens have the opportunity to participate in this camp and mentoring program free of charge.
Hope Starts Here!
Let The Center for Family Justice become your lifeline.
Please call us today at 203-334-6154
Or 24/7 on a hotline:
Domestic violence: 203-384-9559
Sexual assault: 203-333-2233
Vedas (Spanish): 888-568-8332
Serving victims and raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull in Fairfield County