Category Archives: Domestic Violence

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, […]

Activist and Filmmaker Byron Hurt to Keynote Second Annual Speaking with Men Breakfast

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Byron Hurt, the award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and activist, will be the keynote speaker for its second annual Speaking with Men Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 15 at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Hurt, a former football quarterback at Northeastern University and creator of the award-winning […]

CFJ 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil Schedule

The Center for Family Justice, with the support of community leaders and law enforcement in the six communities it serves, is hosting a series of vigils to mark the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. These seven vigils honor those who have been impacted by intimate partner violence; raise awareness and inspire hope […]

Lisa Labella Joins CFJ as Director of Special Events & Community Outreach

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it has named Lisa Labella, a Trumbull resident, as its first Director of Special Events & Community Outreach. Labella, who has broad professional leadership experience in both the nonprofit and business sectors in Fairfield County, will lead CFJ’s Development Team as well as several of […]