Tag Archives: The Center for Family Justice

CFJ Helps Woman Get Out of Abusive Marriage – Sally’s Story

So often, victims of domestic violence don’t know where to turn when they have made the decision to leave an abusive relationship. The Center for Family Justice can help them through those complicated, and sometimes daunting, steps. Sally* came to The Center for Family of Justice as a walk-in. She was referred to CFJ after […]

After Injury Leaves Him Paralyzed, Emeka Nnaka Inspires Others to Live Beyond Labels

By Bill Bittar | November 13, 2022 TRUMBULL, CT — Thirteen years ago, Emeka Nnaka was an athletic, 21-year-old defensive end for the Oklahoma Thunder, a semi-pro football team, standing at 6’5 and weighing an imposing 250 pounds. During a game at Fayetteville, Ark., Nnaka shed a block and ran through another before taking down the kick returner […]

Community Invited to ‘Speaking of Men’ Event

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) is hosting the 4th annual “Speaking of Men” breakfast on Thursday, November 10th at 8 a.m. at the Trumbull Marriott. This annual event will feature Emeka Nnaka, a motivational speaker, mental health therapist, and leading advocate for hope, as the keynote speaker. He brings a message of determination, inspiration, […]

CFJ to Celebrate 125th Virtual Jubilee Gala on March 26, 2021

The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26th Virtual Jubilee Gala honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. CFJ’s roots date back to 1895 when it was founded as the […]

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

COVID-19 Updates:  Since March 2020, CFJ has taken many steps to keep its clients, staff and the public safe in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the recent uptick in regional Covid-19 cases and with the continued interest of public health in mind, CFJ will maintain the following schedule through the beginning of the […]

Lisa Labella Joins CFJ as Director of Special Events & Community Outreach

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it has named Lisa Labella, a Trumbull resident, as its first Director of Special Events & Community Outreach. Labella, who has broad professional leadership experience in both the nonprofit and business sectors in Fairfield County, will lead CFJ’s Development Team as well as several of […]

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 […]

Broadcast Journalist Tamron Hall to Keynote 21st Annual Speaking of Women Luncheon to Benefit CFJ

CFJ is honored that award-winning broadcast journalist Tamron Hall will serve as keynote speaker for its 21st annual Speaking of Women luncheon to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at The Waterview in Monroe. Besides being a talented journalist and the first African-American woman to co-host the Today show, Tamron is an outspoken advocate on […]

Five Questions for 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan

For nearly three decades Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and 6o Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous war zones and hot spots. Six years ago, while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt’s Tarik Square, a gang of men separated her from her camera crew and security. They savagely […]

Camp HOPE Connecticut to Launch in Summer 2017

Beginning in 2017, the Center for Family Justice, in partnership with the Coastal Connecticut YMCA and Camp Hi-Rock, will launch Camp HOPE Connecticut, the first summer camp and mentoring program for children impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in New England. Camp HOPE pairs a traditional, overnight summer camp experience with a […]