Bridgeport-based Santa Energy recently presented The Center for Family Justice with a generous grant to underwrite a dedicated room for law enforcement officers.
CFJ’s law enforcement suite was formally renamed the Santa Energy Law Enforcement Room during a recent breakfast reception at CFJ attended by dozens of police officers and community leaders who work closely with the nonprofit.
As Connecticut’s first Family Justice Center, CFJ works to give victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse access to the many comprehensive services they need in one safe place. This includes access to police officers who can offer its clients advice and also investigate reports of violence and abuse.
The Santa Energy Law Enforcement Room will now be used by detectives and police officers from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull, who routinely work on site at CFJ to offer assistance to victims of trauma and abuse.
“Santa Energy recognizes the critical role of our regional law enforcement teams in supporting the incredibly important work of the Center for Family Justice protecting those in need,” said Tom Santa, President & CEO of Santa Energy. “The Santa Family Fund is proud to play a part in backing this partnership.”
Debra A. Greenwood said the generous gift from Santa Energy helps makes it possible for CFJ to fulfill its goal of being able to quickly connect its clients with law enforcement officers empowered to help them in a caring environment where they are receiving other supportive services.
“We are deeply grateful to Santa Energy and the Santa family for recognizing the important role law enforcement plays in protecting victims and survivors with this generous gift,” said Greenwood. “The company’s generosity will help hundreds of victims of domestic violence get the access to justice they deserve and need.”