Author Archives: Beth Fitzpatrick

CFJ’s LatinX Advocacy Team Co-Hosts Community Links Outreach Fair at the University of Bridgeport

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) and the University of Bridgeport are pleased to announce a joint community resource fair, Community Links / Cadena Comunitaria, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport’s Student Center. More than 20 community-based organizations will participate in the fair […]

CFJ’s Legislative Breakfast Highlights Proposed Bills Impacting Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

More than 40 state legislators, community leaders, law enforcement professionals and experts on domestic and sexual violence joined The Center for Family Justice on Jan. 14 for its annual Legislative Breakfast. This informative gathering gave CFJ and its supporters an opportunity to share their support of several proposed bills expected to be considered by the […]

New Staff Attorneys Help CFJ Provide Critical Legal Services to Domestic Violence Victims

For victims of domestic violence, confronting their abusers in a courtroom often takes extraordinary courage. Too often, victims must go to court alone–without the benefit of qualified legal counsel—because they lack the financial resources to retain lawyers to help them seek safety, security and justice. For the past several months, The Center for Family Justice […]

Op-Ed: Lessons We Can Learn from the Jennifer Dulos Case

Jennifer Dulos warned us this would happen. The New Canaan mother-of-five spelled her fears out in her divorce papers in what has now become a chilling cry for help. She told the court she was afraid her late estranged husband would become so enraged by her divorce filing he might hurt her. And now that […]

CFJ’s Annual Legislative Breakfast to Highlight Proposals to Protect Victims and Survivors

Advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence will present their legislative priorities to political leaders from throughout Fairfield County at The Center for Family Justice’s annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The informative meeting, which will be held at CFJ’s Bridgeport headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave. beginning at 8 a.m., will include members […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What We Should All Know About Lethal Abuse

This month The Center for Family Justice continues its tradition of holding Domestic Violence Awareness Month vigils in the six local communities we serve. These vigils include a solemn reading of the names of the 20 Connecticut residents who were the victims of domestic violence homicides in 2018. Reading these names is staggering because of […]

Holiday Helpers Needed: Join CFJ in Helping to Make The Holiday Season Bright for its Deserving Clients

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to share with family and friends, but they can be challenging for anyone coping with the aftermath of domestic or sexual violence. To help ease their burdens and make the season a special one, The Center for Family Justice actively solicits donations, beginning with the Thanksgiving season, […]

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival to Benefit CFJ’s Camp HOPE America-Connecticut Program

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that its Camp HOPE America-Connecticut program is the beneficiary of the 2019 Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival. Camp HOPE is a trauma-informed summer camp and year-long mentoring program for youth ages 17  and under who have been impacted by abuse. It is the first program of its […]

Speaking of Women 2019: More than 540 Attend CFJ’s Most Important Annual Fundraiser

The Center for Family Justice extends its heartfelt thanks to the more than 540 people who attended Speaking of Women 2019 featuring a keynote conversation with Gold Medalist Aly Raisman. This year’s event, presented by title sponsor People’s United Bank, had the highest attendance of a Speaking of Women event in more than five years, […]