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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 […]

Survivor Story: “Thank You for Helping Me Get a Fresh Start”

Susanna and her young children came to CFJ’s Kathie’s Place safe house several months ago after a tumultuous journey than began after she fled a violent marriage in Florida. To escape the relationship and protect herself and her children from further abuse, Susanna traveled thousands of miles to live near family in Connecticut as she sought […]

Partner Spotlight: A Chat with Joseph Carbone of The Workplace

As part of its  mission to transform victims into survivors, CFJ works with a network of community  partners.  One critical relationship in our efforts to help victims gain meaningful employment is our ongoing partnership with The Workplace, which leads job training and education efforts in 20 communities in Southwestern Connecticut. The Workplace has teamed up […]

CFJ Opens Justice Legal Center, State’s First Legal Incubator

The Center for Family Justice Opens The Justice Legal Center Connecticut’s First Legal Incubator Seeks to Bridge the Justice Gap for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims and Survivors Bridgeport, Ct—Connecticut’s First Lady Cathy Malloy will be among the dignitaries present for the official grand opening of the Justice Legal Center, Connecticut’s first legal incubator, which […]