Category Archives: News

CFJ Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus: Focus On Client/Staff Safety

COVID-19 Updates:  Since March 2020, CFJ has taken many steps to keep its clients, staff and the public safe in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the recent uptick in regional Covid-19 cases and with the continued interest of public health in mind, CFJ will maintain the following schedule through the beginning of the […]

Holiday Message from President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood

Dear Friends and Supporters, In what has been such a challenging year for so many of us, I am happy to report the spirit of the holiday season still shines bright. All you had to do to see it working was to look around the lobby here at The Center for Family Justice for the […]

Madison Middle School Supports The Center for Family Justice for the Holidays

Students, staff and faculty at Trumbull’s Madison Middle School have pitched in for the third year in a row this holiday season to generously support young clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence at The Center for Family Justice. Students in Madison’s KARE Club, a student organization dedicated to acts of service, stuffed 24 bags […]

CFJ Seeks Donors for 2020 Adopt-a-Family Program

The holiday season can be especially challenging for anyone coping with the trauma of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. This is especially true for residents living in The Center for Family Justice’s 15-bed transitional safe house, Kathie’s Place. While these individuals and families receive safe, free and comfortable shelter as they work to […]

Center for Family Justice to Hold Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will hold a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil this October to commemorate the lives of 14 recent victims of domestic violence homicides in Connecticut in 2019 and raise awareness about the prevalence of abuse in local communities. The vigil, which will include political leaders and law enforcement officials from […]

Survivor Stories: Three Safe House Residents Tell Us How CFJ Helped Them Cope

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our 15-bed safe house, Kathie’s Place, has been at capacity. In addition to offering safe, supportive shelter to adults and children fleeing abusive relationships, CFJ has worked with a number of its domestic abuse clients to help them locate safe, secure places to live in our local communities. Leaving an abusive […]

Justice Legal Center Recruiting New Class of Attorneys for its Legal Incubator

The Justice Legal Center is recruiting its third class of attorneys interested in establishing private law practices committed to social justice and legal advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2020. The JLC launched its inaugural class of five attorneys in 2017 at The Center […]

Domestic Violence in The Era of COVID-19 is a Second Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us. This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities who have also experienced the devastation […]

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Donates $80,000 to CFJ’s Camp HOPE Program

The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival has awarded a major donation to The Center for Family Justice in support of Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport, a therapeutic summer camp and year-long mentoring program for children and teens impacted by the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. The nonprofit FCTF has donated profits from its 2019 Fairfield Christmas Tree […]

Thank You to Our Recent Donors and Supporters

CFJ has been so fortunate to benefit from the kindness of so many supporters recently. Their generosity has been critical as we navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased burdens it has placed on our clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We would like to thank the following individuals and […]