Category Archives: News

Five Things To Know About Lara Logan: CFJ’s 2017 Speaking of Women Keynote

Lara Logan, the international journalist who was violently sexually assaulted when covering the Egyptian Revolution for CBS News in 2011, will share her poignant pathway to survivorship at our 20th anniversary Speaking of Women luncheon at The Waterview in Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Best known for her work as an […]

Supporting Campus Sexual Assault Survivors: Meet Campus Advocate Erika Sanchez

Stanford, Baylor and Howard. In recent months some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education have been rocked by scandals involving student perpetrated sexual violence. At Baylor, the problem was particularly insidious as scores of female students have made serious allegations that they have been assaulted by groups of student athletes amid a […]

Support Camp HOPE Connecticut! Help Us Pack a Camper’s Trunk

Camp HOPE Connecticut begins its first session later this month at the YMCA’s Camp Hi-Rock in the Massachusetts Berkshires. CFJ is honored to be launching New England’s first camp devoted to supporting young survivors of abuse and trauma. Our Camp HOPE staff members are excited about bringing all the joys of a traditional summer camp […]

Bill Van Ollefen Named CFJ’s Volunteer of the Year

Bridgeport resident Bill Van Ollefen was recently honored with CFJ’s annual Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service and dedication to our mission of transforming victims into survivors. Bill was lauded by CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood for his commitment to victims through is work teaching mindfulness meditation in […]

60 Minutes’ Lara Logan to Keynote 20th Speaking of Women Event on Sept. 19

Lara Logan, the international journalist who was violently sexually assaulted when covering the Egyptian Revolution for CBS News in 2011, will share her poignant pathway to survivorship at our 20th anniversary Speaking of Women luncheon at The Waterview in Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Best known for her work as an […]

Hope Starts with You! Help CFJ Continue to Transform Victims into Survivors.

  So many of our Hope News readers are supporter of CFJ’s ongoing efforts to end domestic and sexual violence in our communities. With your help, there is always hope these cycles can end. Yet here at CFJ we find ourselves more challenged than ever to meet the growing demand for services. Here’s what we’re […]

Ride Against Child Abuse Takes Off on Sunday, June 4

  Ride to Support The Center for Family Justice Visits Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Redding For the fifth year, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout Fairfield County and beyond will ride in support of the effort to end child abuse. The annual Ride Against Child Abuse (RACA), presented by the Ct United Ride in partnership with […]

Camp Hope Connecticut Needs Your Support

Camp offers Hope and Healing to Children Impacted by Abuse and Trauma Beginning in summer 2017, The Center for Family Justice plans to bring a safe, healthy and fun summer camp experience to approximately 36 local children who have been adversely impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Camp […]

The Clothesline Project Comes to Stratford and Monroe During SAAM

During the Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, The Center for Family Justice is presenting The Clothesline Project, a poignant display of messages of support and empowerment painted on t-shirts by students at both of Stratford’s public high schools and children in Monroe. The two Clothesline Projects are part of several events that CFJ– which […]

Fifth Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event Kicks Off April 29th

For the fifth consecutive year, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara will step out in a pair of towering heels to lead a community-wide rally and walk in support of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The Center for Family Justice’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicks off on Saturday, April 29, at […]