The Center for Family Justice
We are a staff of more than 50 professionals proud to continue with the vital work we have provided for more than 12 decades: offering free, confidential, bilingual crisis services that help all people impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse restore and rebuild their lives. We provide these free, confidential services at no cost to more than 4,200 individuals impacted by abuse each year in the communities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
In addition, we are a nationally-accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) which works with children and teens who have experienced extreme abuse of a domestic or sexual nature.
We also work daily to provide community education in an effort to prevent future abuse and violence.
The services we offer victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse include:
- Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Services
- Safety Planning
- Support Groups
- Emergency Restraining Order Assistance
- 24/7 Crisis Hotlines
- Domestic Violence Safe House
- Court-based Advocacy Services
- Legal Services
- Prevention Education & Training
- Clinical services for children impacted by abuse through our nationally-accredited Child Advocacy Center
- Self-sufficiency Services
- Rapid Rehousing Assistance
- Bilingual Latin-X Domestic Violence Services
- LBGTQ Victim Services
- Campus-based Advocacy Services
- Therapeutic Counseling for Trauma-impacted Children and Teens.
- The Elizabeth M. Pfriem Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport and Pathways to HOPE engagement program for children ages 7-17 impacted by the trauma of abuse.
- Wellness Support and Classes
- VOICES Survivors’ Support Group
About Family Justice Centers:
In 2015 we were proud to officially become the first family justice center in the state of Connecticut, as we transitioned from being the former Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County.
We are committed to offering the family justice center model because research has shown it is the most effective way to provide services to victims and get them the help they need. As a family justice center we strive to locate all the services our clients need in one safe place. The documented outcomes of this service model include:
- Reduced homicides;
- Increased community support services;
- Increased safety and autonomy, which is empowering for clients;
- Reduced fear and anxiety, recantation and minimization for those suffering from domestic and sexual violence;
- Increased prosecution of offenders;
- Reduced costs because all services are in one place;
- Streamlined more efficient processes.
CFJ is a proud member of a number of coalitions to provide service integration, collective advocacy and awareness. Memberships include:
- Connecticut Association of Non-Profits
- Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Connecticut Children’s Alliance
- The Alliance to End Sexual Violence
- Camp HOPE America
- National Children’s Alliance
- The Alliance for Hope
CFJ is supported by many different funding providers.
For information on how you can help us end domestic and sexual violence, please visit Donate Now.
Our funding sources include:
- Individual donations
- Corporate donations and sponsorships
- City of Bridgeport
- Town of Fairfield
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
- State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
- State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services, Superior Court Operations Division, Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Act
- United Way of Eastern Fairfield County
Hope Starts Here!
Let The Center for Family Justice become your lifeline.
Please call us today at 203-334-6154
Or 24/7 on a hotline:
Domestic violence: 203-384-9559
Sexual assault: 203-333-2233
Vedas (Spanish): 888-568-8332
Serving victims and raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull in Fairfield County