Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Help for teens who face relationship violence

By Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of The Center for Family Justice Being a teenager can be an exciting time when the world seems so filled with possibilities. High school might be coming, or, for older teens, college may be on the horizon. Many are getting ready for prom, learning to drive or playing sports. […]

CFJ Helps Woman Get Out of Abusive Marriage – Sally’s Story

So often, victims of domestic violence don’t know where to turn when they have made the decision to leave an abusive relationship. The Center for Family Justice can help them through those complicated, and sometimes daunting, steps. Sally* came to The Center for Family of Justice as a walk-in. She was referred to CFJ after […]

CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence Issues First Newsletter

The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, of which The Center for Family Justice is a member, has just released their first edition of The Alliance Newsletter. Click the link to get a glimpse of things happening at The Alliance and the work they are doing to support survivors and end sexual violence in Connecticut. […]

Center for Family Justice Invites Our Community to Make an Impact on Domestic Violence Through Faces of HOPE Campaign

Domestic abuse and sexual violence can happen to anyone – whether it is a young child sexually assaulted by a family member, or a mother finding the strength to leave a violent relationship to start over. The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) wants you to know that there is hope for victims and survivors. The […]

CFJ Receives Federal Funds To Complete New Safe House

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it will receive $865,000 in federal budget funds to help it complete a new domestic violence transitional house, known as the Empower House, later this year. These funds have been committed to CFJ through the assistance of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who worked with the […]

Art for Advocacy Exhibition Travels to Local College Campuses

The Center for Family Justice was awarded a federal grant which supported the launch of a series of victim-centered Art for Advocacy exhibitions and related events on four local college campuses during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Weeks. CFJ was the only organization in CT to receive the funding for this traveling campus-based awareness […]

Festival of HOPE Returns to Westfield Trumbull on April 30

The popular Festival of HOPE community event returns to the grounds of  Westfield Trumbull  on Saturday, April 30 for the first time since 2019 to benefit the programs and services of The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. The event will take place in the parking area between Panera Bread , L.A. Fitness and the […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For the first time since 2019, hundreds of walkers are expected to join The Center for Family Justice for its 10th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes  when it returns as an in-person event  in downtown Fairfield on Saturday, April 23. Since 2012 CFJ has held Walk a Mile Her Shoes each April to […]

Op-Ed: Why Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Matters

If you’re like me, you think of February as the most romantic of months. This month brings us Valentine’s Day, the most popular day of the year for engagements. With all these expressions of love and affection, it’s hard not to get caught up in all the hearts and flowers. While healthy, loving relationships are […]

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Gives CFJ $30,000 Grant

The Center for Family Justice has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to help the nonprofit provide crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the Greater Bridgeport area. The funds from FCCF’s Fund for Women and Girls will help CFJ address a significant increase […]