Tag Archives: Sexual Violence

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 […]

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 […]

Anna Rodrigues and Joel Gilmer Named 2018 CFJ Beatrice Boucher Volunteers of the Year

The Center for Family Justice recently named two Monroe residents its Beatrice Boucher Volunteers of the Year for their service and dedication to the nonprofit, which supports victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six local communities. Anna Rodrigues of Monroe received the distinction of being CFJ”s 2018 female Volunteer of the […]

Easton Resident Chris Griffin Joins Board at The Center for Family Justice

Bridgeport, Ct.— The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Easton resident Chris D. Griffin was recently elected to its Board of Directors. Griffin joins the 20-member board which leads the nonprofit in its mission of breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Easton, Bridgeport, […]

Supporting Campus Sexual Assault Survivors: Meet Campus Advocate Erika Sanchez

Stanford, Baylor and Howard. In recent months some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education have been rocked by scandals involving student perpetrated sexual violence. At Baylor, the problem was particularly insidious as scores of female students have made serious allegations that they have been assaulted by groups of student athletes amid a […]

Bill Van Ollefen Named CFJ’s Volunteer of the Year

Bridgeport resident Bill Van Ollefen was recently honored with CFJ’s annual Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service and dedication to our mission of transforming victims into survivors. Bill was lauded by CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood for his commitment to victims through is work teaching mindfulness meditation in […]

60 Minutes’ Lara Logan to Keynote 20th Speaking of Women Event on Sept. 19

Lara Logan, the international journalist who was violently sexually assaulted when covering the Egyptian Revolution for CBS News in 2011, will share her poignant pathway to survivorship at our 20th anniversary Speaking of Women luncheon at The Waterview in Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Best known for her work as an […]

Partner Spotlight: A Chat with Joseph Carbone of The Workplace

As part of its  mission to transform victims into survivors, CFJ works with a network of community  partners.  One critical relationship in our efforts to help victims gain meaningful employment is our ongoing partnership with The Workplace, which leads job training and education efforts in 20 communities in Southwestern Connecticut. The Workplace has teamed up […]

Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series Launches in Jan. 2017

Beginning in January 2017, CFJ’s Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series offers clients and community members who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, abuse and trauma an opportunity to enhance their employment and life skills as they work toward greater personal and financial independence. The series, supported by CFJ benefactors including Verizon and NBC Universal, will help […]