Category Archives: Domestic Violence

The Midtown Men to Perform June Benefit Concert for CFJ

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce it is the beneficiary of a June 29 concert featuring The Midtown Men, the talented vocal ensemble which reunites four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Tony award-winning smash hit Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men will perform at The Klein Memorial Auditorium in support of […]

Stalking Awareness: Understanding This Dangerous Pattern

Even though he is in prison, Joelle* still leaves in fear of being followed and harmed by her abuser. Throughout her marriage, Joelle’s estranged husband physically and verbally abused her and stalked her relentlessly. He followed Joelle to and from her workplace and also used a GPS system to monitor her whereabouts so he could […]

Madison Middle School Community Gives Holiday Cheer to CFJ Clients

Teachers and students from Trumbull’s Madison Middle School recently collected more than 70 holiday gifts  for clients of The Center for Family Justice, the Bridgeport-based nonprofit which serves victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six local communities. The gifts were presented to CFJ by Madison Middle School teacher Jeanne Malgioglio, who […]

A Season of Gratitude: Thanks For Your Generosity and Support

  Dear Friends and Supporters, I could not let this year end without taking some time from the whirlwind of holiday preparations here at The Center for Family Justice to send out a personal message of thanks. Although this year has been a challenging one for those of us who care about victims and survivors […]

Why Reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is So Important

For the past several months, those of us who work with victims of domestic and sexual violence have noticed an uptick of people coming through our doors and calling our hotlines asking for help. These are not just anecdotal experiences; they is data here in the Greater Bridgeport area and around our state that show […]

Making Your Gift Work: How to Maximize the Tax Benefits of Your Gift to The Center for Family Justice

As you plans your annual appeal gift to CFJ, we encourage you to speak with your tax advisor about the impact of the Tax Code and Jobs Act on you philanthropic giving for this year.  In addition to supporting CFJ and our important mission, you may find additional tax benefits in considering “bunching” your charitable […]

Domestic Violence Action Month: How to Keep Supporting Survivors

CFJ recently concluded its annual October Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of vigils in the six communities we serve. These inspiring vigils were dedicated to remembering victims of domestic violence throughout our state as well as motivating those of us committed to ending domestic violence to take action. We were indebted to the […]

Four CFJ Supporters Receive Honors for Domestic Violence Service Work

The Center for Family Justice is honored that four women who support its mission were recently recognized by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) for their leadership in the domestic violence movement as well as their work to improve the lives of survivors. CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood (center), Board Chair Valerie […]

Annual Appeal 2018: Give Now to Support Victims and Survivors

Dear Friends and Supporters, As many of you know, the past year has had a profound impact on victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and those of us who care about their safety and well-being. Every day we are witnessing the many ways in which the #MeToo movement has empowered victims and survivors […]

CFJ Partner Interview: JLC Attorney Clarissa Matthews Lee

Editor’s Note: In 2016, The Center for Family Justice launched The Justice Legal Center, Connecticut’s first legal incubator. The incubator–part of a growing national trend- welcomed five attorneys interested in launching solo legal practices committed to social justice and supporting victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. As the JLC  prepares to welcome its […]