Category Archives: News

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. […]

Women Rock: Flower Power Music from the Generation of Love

  Women Rock: Flower Power Music from the Generation of Love  A Benefit For The Center for Family Justice Featuring Band Central   FAIRFIELD, CT – Band Central invites the community to come out and dance to rock hits as we celebrate National Women’s History Month and all strong women out there! The event, a […]

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 […]

After Injury Leaves Him Paralyzed, Emeka Nnaka Inspires Others to Live Beyond Labels

By Bill Bittar | November 13, 2022 TRUMBULL, CT — Thirteen years ago, Emeka Nnaka was an athletic, 21-year-old defensive end for the Oklahoma Thunder, a semi-pro football team, standing at 6’5 and weighing an imposing 250 pounds. During a game at Fayetteville, Ark., Nnaka shed a block and ran through another before taking down the kick returner […]

Newman’s Own Foundation Supports The Center for Family Justice

BRIDGEPORT, CT—The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) has received a $2,500 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation. The funds will be used to provide crisis and supportive services to children and youth who are victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Greater Bridgeport area through the Camp HOPE America – Bridgeport and Pathways to HOPE […]

Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Foundation Gives $5k to Camp HOPE Kids

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) has received a $5,000 grant from The Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Foundation to provide crisis and supportive services to children and youth who are victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Greater Bridgeport area. The funds will help CFJ address a significant increase in demand for its free, confidential […]

Community Invited to ‘Speaking of Men’ Event

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) is hosting the 4th annual “Speaking of Men” breakfast on Thursday, November 10th at 8 a.m. at the Trumbull Marriott. This annual event will feature Emeka Nnaka, a motivational speaker, mental health therapist, and leading advocate for hope, as the keynote speaker. He brings a message of determination, inspiration, […]

Domestic Violence CEO Shares Message of Hope

For the first time ever at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, The Center for Family Justice held a 6-town regional Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil. Lit up in purple, the event remembered the 32 lives lost as a result of domestic violence last year in Connecticut. For each of the lives, a memory box honored them highlighting […]

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 […]