Tag Archives: domestic violence

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 […]

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 […]