Bridgeport, CT - Staff at The Center for Family Justice will welcome local and state legislators, police and other community partners on Thursday, Nov. 30 to discuss issues facing victims of violence and how CFJ needs to have its programs and services preserved.
CFJ’s 2023 Legislative Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at CFJ’s offices at 753 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport.
CFJ staff provides free and confidential services to more than 5,000 people impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse. Services include a safe house, 24/7 hotlines, advocacy, civil legal services and criminal court services, youth programs and therapy for children.
“Our main focus is to keep those dealing with violence or the trauma from violence safe,” President/CEO Debra Greenwood said. “We need to do the work necessary to keep all our programs going. Our approach works. We let people know they are not alone.”
Every year, CFJ invites legislators from our region and across the state to join leaders in domestic and sexual violence policy to discuss its policy goals and priorities for the coming legislative session.
This is an opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by victims of abuse and discuss potential legislative reforms that can keep them safer as well as help them overcome the trauma of abuse.
Policy makers from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence will attend the breakfast.
About Center for Family Justice
The mission of The Center for Family Justice is to break the cycle of domestic, sexual, and child abuse and violence by providing services that create hope, restore lives, and drive social change through education and community collaboration.
Our vision is to end domestic and sexual abuse and violence in our communities.
We believe that:
- Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.
- Collaboration with our clients, partners and communities is vital to achieve individualized choice, success, and empowerment.
- Trust is essential for our work in building self-sufficient survivors.
- Compassion and hope allow people to thrive and feel safe.
- Community education, awareness and outreach are essential to drive and maintain social change and justice.
For more information about The Center for Family Justice, visit www.centerforfamilyjustice.org or call (203)334-6154. CFJ is located at 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT and serves the towns of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, and Trumbull.
24/7 Hotline Numbers:
- Domestic violence (203) 384-9559
- Sexual abuse (203) 333-2233
- Spanish (203) 568-8332