CFJ legal director named ‘Game Changer’ in state legal honors

BRIDGEPORT — Angela Schlingheyde, J.D.,  director of civil legal and court advocacy services for The Center for Family Justice, was recently honored for her leadership in launching innovative programs to bring free legal services to victims of domestic violence. Read More

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness of impact of abuse

BRIDGEPORT — Since 2013, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence against women and girls has in the six local communities it serves. Read More

Virtual Jubilee Gala to celebrate CFJ’s 125th anniversary

BRIDGEPORT, C T — The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26 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. Read More

CFJ’s Pro Bono Legal Center gives domestic violence victims a voice

BRIDGEPORT — The Center for Family Justice will participate in the 8th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day on Feb. 25, with its proceeds from the regional day of philanthropy designated for an innovative program offering its domestic violence clients free legal services. Read More

Lockdowns led to a spike in the region’s domestic violence pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us.

This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities, who have also experienced the devastation of domestic abuse during an extended period of social isolation. Read More

Rachel Lloyd to headline the 2020 Speaking of Women

BRIDGEPORT, CT — The Center for Family Justice will present its 23rd annual Speaking of Women event as a virtual fundraiser this September featuring Rachel Lloyd, a globally-recognized expert on the subject of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Read More