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Please Donate! Our Clients Need Gift Cards

The Center for Family Justice is in need of donations of gift cards in small denominations to stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. These gift cards help our clients, including residents in our Kathie’s Place Safe House, purchase basic necessities they made need for themselves and their families during a period of crisis and […]

An Open Letter: Why We Must Stand Together to End Domestic Violence

This month, we continue our annual tradition of holding Domestic Violence Awareness Month vigils in the six local communities served by The Center for Family Justice. We began these observances with what we hope becomes a new and meaningful tradition: A joint Oct. 2 vigil held in partnership with the Bridgeport Police Department. Although great […]

Let Victims Know They are Not Alone at CFJ’s October Domestic Violence Vigils

Bridgeport, Ct. – The Center for Family Justice, with the support of community leaders and law enforcement in the six communities it serves, has scheduled series of vigils to mark the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. These vigils, which all take place at 6 p.m., will honor those who have been impacted […]

Lara Logan Inspires and Supports Victims and Survivors at SOW 2017

The 20th Anniversary of Speaking of Women was an incredible success thanks to the meaningful and impactful message of our keynote speaker, 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan. We will long remember Lara’s powerful message to survivors of domestic and sexual violence that “Healing does not mean forgetting.” CFJ is grateful to the event sponsors, guests, […]

Easton Resident Chris Griffin Joins Board at The Center for Family Justice

Bridgeport, Ct.— The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Easton resident Chris D. Griffin was recently elected to its Board of Directors. Griffin joins the 20-member board which leads the nonprofit in its mission of breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Easton, Bridgeport, […]

Five Questions for 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan

For nearly three decades Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and 6o Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous war zones and hot spots. Six years ago, while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt’s Tarik Square, a gang of men separated her from her camera crew and security. They savagely […]

CFJ Receives Innovation Award from National Children’s Alliance

The Center for Family Justice was pleased to recently receive the National Children’s Alliance 2017 Innovative Program/Practice Award. This prestigious honor was given to CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood at the NCA’s annual Leadership Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in June. The award was based on CFJ’s recent launch of Camp HOPE Connecticut, […]

CFJ Needs Gift Cards for Domestic Violence Survivors

Often our clients in crisis come through our doors with little more than the clothes they are wearing. To help them get back on their feet during their stay at our Kathie’s Place Safe House, we try to provide them with gift cards to acquire the basics they need for themselves and sometimes, their children. […]

Journalist and Survivor Lara Logan to Keynote Speaking of Women 2017

CFJ is pleased to announce that People’s United Bank will once again serve as Presenting Sponsor of the 20th anniversary of its annual Speaking of Women luncheon, featuring 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan. The luncheon will take place on Sept. 19th at The Waterview in Monroe. Logan, a survivor of sexual assault and breast cancer, […]

Camp Hope Connecticut Celebrates Successful Launch

More than forty local children impacted by traumas related to domestic and sexual violence and child abuse recently experienced the joys of summer in a fun, but therapeutic environment as the inaugural season of Camp HOPE Connecticut was completed. More than 26 children traveled by coach bus to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock in the Massachusetts Berkshires in […]