Tag Archives: domestic violence

Survivor Stories: Three Safe House Residents Tell Us How CFJ Helped Them Cope

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our 15-bed safe house, Kathie’s Place, has been at capacity. In addition to offering safe, supportive shelter to adults and children fleeing abusive relationships, CFJ has worked with a number of its domestic abuse clients to help them locate safe, secure places to live in our local communities. Leaving an abusive […]

Justice Legal Center Recruiting New Class of Attorneys for its Legal Incubator

The Justice Legal Center is recruiting its third class of attorneys interested in establishing private law practices committed to social justice and legal advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2020. The JLC launched its inaugural class of five attorneys in 2017 at The Center […]

How Child Clinicians Positively Impact Traumatized Children

Why Child Clinicians Matter: They Save and Change Lives   Mental health treatments help kids recover from trauma and go on to thrive. The National Children’s Alliance (NCA), of which CFJ’s Child Advocacy Center is a member, has concluded evidence-based therapy significantly improves outcomes for children who’ve experienced trauma. Some of its findings include: More […]

Child Clinician Supports CFJ’s Most Vulnerable Clients

Last year, CFJ was proud to be able to welcome its first Child Clinician, Melissa Martinez, LPC, to offer therapeutic counseling services to our youngest clients: Children impacted by the trauma of sexual or domestic abuse and violence. Since joining our team, Melissa has been able to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to a growing number […]

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes 2020 Goes Virtual

For the last seven years, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield intended to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence has on the six local communities it serves. This year, due to […]

CFJ Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus: Focus On Client/Staff Safety

As of  July 6, 2020 CFJ has implemented a Phase Two COVID-19 response strategy for providing services to its clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Beginning on this day, its main headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport will be open to clients for scheduled appointments only.    In order to keep […]

CFJ’s LatinX Advocacy Team Co-Hosts Community Links Outreach Fair at the University of Bridgeport

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) and the University of Bridgeport are pleased to announce a joint community resource fair, Community Links / Cadena Comunitaria, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport’s Student Center. More than 20 community-based organizations will participate in the fair […]

New Staff Attorneys Help CFJ Provide Critical Legal Services to Domestic Violence Victims

For victims of domestic violence, confronting their abusers in a courtroom often takes extraordinary courage. Too often, victims must go to court alone–without the benefit of qualified legal counsel—because they lack the financial resources to retain lawyers to help them seek safety, security and justice. For the past several months, The Center for Family Justice […]

Op-Ed: Lessons We Can Learn from the Jennifer Dulos Case

Jennifer Dulos warned us this would happen. The New Canaan mother-of-five spelled her fears out in her divorce papers in what has now become a chilling cry for help. She told the court she was afraid her late estranged husband would become so enraged by her divorce filing he might hurt her. And now that […]

CFJ’s Annual Legislative Breakfast to Highlight Proposals to Protect Victims and Survivors

Advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence will present their legislative priorities to political leaders from throughout Fairfield County at The Center for Family Justice’s annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The informative meeting, which will be held at CFJ’s Bridgeport headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave. beginning at 8 a.m., will include members […]