Tag Archives: domestic violence

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 […]

Pam Schmitt of Trumbull Named 2019 Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Pam Schmitt, a Trumbull resident, has been named its 2019 Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year. Schmitt, who serves as co-chairperson of CFJ’s Circle of HOPE Volunteer Task Force, was honored recently at CFJ’s annual meeting for her outstanding work supporting the nonprofit, which provides […]

Why Reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is So Important

For the past several months, those of us who work with victims of domestic and sexual violence have noticed an uptick of people coming through our doors and calling our hotlines asking for help. These are not just anecdotal experiences; they is data here in the Greater Bridgeport area and around our state that show […]

Domestic Violence Action Month: How to Keep Supporting Survivors

CFJ recently concluded its annual October Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of vigils in the six communities we serve. These inspiring vigils were dedicated to remembering victims of domestic violence throughout our state as well as motivating those of us committed to ending domestic violence to take action. We were indebted to the […]

Four CFJ Supporters Receive Honors for Domestic Violence Service Work

The Center for Family Justice is honored that four women who support its mission were recently recognized by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) for their leadership in the domestic violence movement as well as their work to improve the lives of survivors. CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood (center), Board Chair Valerie […]

Santa Energy Endows CFJ’s Law Enforcement Room

Bridgeport-based Santa Energy recently presented The Center for Family Justice with a generous grant to underwrite a dedicated room for law enforcement officers. CFJ’s law enforcement suite was formally renamed the Santa Energy Law Enforcement Room during a recent breakfast reception at CFJ attended by dozens of police officers and community leaders who work closely […]

Second Season of Camp HOPE America-Connecticut Launches

This weekend 24 children from Fairfield County will board buses for Camp HOPE America- Connecticut, a therapeutic camp and mentoring program for local children impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence. . Camp HOPE America-Connecticut is the first summer camp and mentoring program in New England for children who have experienced primary […]