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CFJ Receives ESL Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

The Center Family Justice was recently awarded a generous grant which will allow the Bridgeport-based nonprofit to provide English as a Second Language classes to individuals impacted by domestic violence as they work to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse. The $7,500 grant provided by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Immigrant Success […]

There Are Women Like Gabby Petito Everywhere

  If you are like me, you’ve been disturbed and saddened by the death of Gabby Petito, the vibrant young Long Island, N.Y., native found murdered in the Wyoming wilderness last month weeks after her fiancé returned alone from a cross-country van trip they embarked on together. As someone who cares deeply about adults and […]

Jamal Stroud to Keynote 2021 Speaking With Men Breakfast

Jamal Stroud, a nationally-recognized motivational speaker and community activist, will offer the keynote address at The Center for Family Justice’s annual Speaking of Men Breakfast on Nov. 4 at the Trumbull Marriott. Stroud will highlight a morning program that is part of the nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to engage more men and boys in its efforts […]

Foundation Gives CFJ Major Grant to Support Its Pro Bono Legal Center

The Center for Family Justice has received a major grant in support of its innovative Pro Bono Legal Center which provides free legal services to its clients impacted by domestic violence and abuse. CFJ received a three-year grant totaling $225,000 from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education, which recently announced its dissolution after more […]

Binky Patrol, Masuk High Students Donate Blankets to CFJ Clients and Camp HOPE

Several Masuk High School students spent part of their summer vacation creating handmade blankets for local children and teens impacted by domestic and sexual violence through their volunteer work for the Binky Patrol, a Monroe-based service organization. The Binky Patrol, which creates soft blankets for children and adults in need of warmth and comfort, recently […]

Survivor, Artist, Activist Dawnn Lewis Named 2021 Speaking of Women Keynote

Dawnn Lewis, a stage and screen star, philanthropist, and domestic abuse survivor, has been named the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Speaking of Women luncheon to benefit The Center for Family Justice. Lewis, a versatile performer best known for her role in the 1980’s sitcom A Different World and more recently in Broadway’s smash […]

Fairfield Police Detective Kerry Dalling Named CFJ “Partner of the Year”

The Center for Family Justice recently honored a Fairfield Police Detective for her service to the nonprofit which provides crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. Detective Kerry Dalling, a 24-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department, was named CFJ’s 2021 “Partner of the Year” at its […]

Band Central Named 2020 CFJ Partner of the Year

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it has named Band Central, a local nonprofit dedicated to using the engaging power of live musical performances to support Fairfield County charities, as the recipient of its 2021 Community Partner of the Year Award. This is an honor CFJ bestows annually to a group […]

CFJ’s Angela Schlingheyde Honored as a Legal “Game Changer”

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Angela Schlingheyde, J.D., its Director of Civil Legal and Court Advocacy Services, was recently honored for her leadership in launching innovative programs to bring free legal services to victims of domestic violence. Schlingheyde was the featured winner of the annual “Game Changer” award presented May […]

Focus on the Youngest Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Violence

When we speak about sexual assault, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to extremely violent acts carried out by predatory strangers. That is a completely understandable perception as our popular culture has manifested the idea that sexual assault is something that happens in dark alleys and stairwells. While that is certainly the case […]