Youth Involvement

The Key to Breaking the Cycle

Prevention work and youth involvement is key to breaking the cycle of violence in the home and in our community.

Statistics have shown that children who are exposed to violence in the home are at a significant risk to one day themselves become victims and/or perpetrators of violence as adults.

This is why CFJ has partnered with local area schools, colleges, and many youth groups to spread the word and help stop the cycle.

Recognizing our Youth Champions

CFJ  is proud of the commitment from youth and students in our service area who have taken a stand to end domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, and child abuse.

We would like to recognize the following community and educational institutions who are taking a stand against violence in their schools and community:

  • RAAFT – Fairfield Warde
  • RAAFT – Fairfield Ludlowe
  • Bunnell High School, Women’s Empowerment Club
  • Finding Her Voice – Masuk High School
  • Fairfield University
  • Fairfield Chapter, National Charity League
  • Fairfield Prep, Father/Son’s Group
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Trumbull High School Interact Club
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Housatonic Community College

Youth Engagement at CFJ

  • Pathways to Hope Year-Long Youth Engagement & Mentoring Program


Elizabeth M. Pfriem Pathways to Hope/Camp HOPE-America Bridgeport

Beginning in Summer 2017, The Center for Family Justice, in partnership with the Coastal Connecticut YMCA and Camp Hi-Rock, launched the first summer camp and mentoring program for children impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in New England.

Camp HOPE Bridgeport offers a traditional overnight summer-camp experience along with a clinically-proven, national model for addressing the physical and emotional trauma children have experienced in their young lives.

Visit our Camp HOPE Bridgeport page to learn more.