Author Archives: Beth Fitzpatrick

Easton Resident Chris Griffin Joins Board at The Center for Family Justice

Bridgeport, Ct.— The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Easton resident Chris D. Griffin was recently elected to its Board of Directors. Griffin joins the 20-member board which leads the nonprofit in its mission of breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Easton, Bridgeport, […]

Five Questions for 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan

For nearly three decades Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and 6o Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous war zones and hot spots. Six years ago, while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt’s Tarik Square, a gang of men separated her from her camera crew and security. They savagely […]

CFJ Receives Innovation Award from National Children’s Alliance

The Center for Family Justice was pleased to recently receive the National Children’s Alliance 2017 Innovative Program/Practice Award. This prestigious honor was given to CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood at the NCA’s annual Leadership Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in June. The award was based on CFJ’s recent launch of Camp HOPE Connecticut, […]

CFJ Needs Gift Cards for Domestic Violence Survivors

Often our clients in crisis come through our doors with little more than the clothes they are wearing. To help them get back on their feet during their stay at our Kathie’s Place Safe House, we try to provide them with gift cards to acquire the basics they need for themselves and sometimes, their children. […]

Journalist and Survivor Lara Logan to Keynote Speaking of Women 2017

CFJ is pleased to announce that People’s United Bank will once again serve as Presenting Sponsor of the 20th anniversary of its annual Speaking of Women luncheon, featuring 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan. The luncheon will take place on Sept. 19th at The Waterview in Monroe. Logan, a survivor of sexual assault and breast cancer, […]

Camp Hope Connecticut Celebrates Successful Launch

More than forty local children impacted by traumas related to domestic and sexual violence and child abuse recently experienced the joys of summer in a fun, but therapeutic environment as the inaugural season of Camp HOPE Connecticut was completed. More than 26 children traveled by coach bus to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock in the Massachusetts Berkshires in […]

CFJ’s Kayte Cwikla-Masas Selected for “40 Under 40” Honors

CFJ is proud to announce that its Director of Advocacy & MDT services, Kayte Cwikla-Masas, was recently inducted into Westfair Communication’s 2017 Class of “40 Under 40.” Kayte was honored, along with 39 other dynamic and accomplished young professionals working in Fairfield County, for their leadership and achievements in an inspiring ceremony held last month […]

Five Things To Know About Lara Logan: CFJ’s 2017 Speaking of Women Keynote

Lara Logan, the international journalist who was violently sexually assaulted when covering the Egyptian Revolution for CBS News in 2011, will share her poignant pathway to survivorship at our 20th anniversary Speaking of Women luncheon at The Waterview in Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Best known for her work as an […]

Supporting Campus Sexual Assault Survivors: Meet Campus Advocate Erika Sanchez

Stanford, Baylor and Howard. In recent months some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education have been rocked by scandals involving student perpetrated sexual violence. At Baylor, the problem was particularly insidious as scores of female students have made serious allegations that they have been assaulted by groups of student athletes amid a […]

Support Camp HOPE Connecticut! Help Us Pack a Camper’s Trunk

Camp HOPE Connecticut begins its first session later this month at the YMCA’s Camp Hi-Rock in the Massachusetts Berkshires. CFJ is honored to be launching New England’s first camp devoted to supporting young survivors of abuse and trauma. Our Camp HOPE staff members are excited about bringing all the joys of a traditional summer camp […]