Center for Family Justice Honors Band Central for Community Philanthropy

The Center for Family Justice has named Band Central, a local nonprofit dedicated to using the engaging power of live musical performances to support Fairfield County charities, as the recipient of its 2021 Community Partner of the Year Award.

This is an honor CFJ bestows annually Continue reading “Center for Family Justice Honors Band Central for Community Philanthropy”

CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation

Attorney Angela Schlingheyde, 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.

Schlingheyde was the featured Continue reading “CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation”

Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021

Annual Town Meeting and Referendum

The Board of Selectmen met twice this past week. We had a special meeting via Zoom on April 19 to set the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting which will be held on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The meeting will Continue reading “Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021”

Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence

When we speak about sexual assault, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to extremely violent acts carried out by predatory strangers. That is a completely understandable perception as our popular culture has manifested the idea that sexual assault is something that happens in Continue reading “Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence”

CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation

A major five-year grant from the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation will allow The Center for Family Justice to expand its award-winning summer camp and mentoring program for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence.

The foundation, endowed by Continue reading “CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation”

Center for Family Justice Celebrates 125 Years

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.

CFJ’s Continue reading “Center for Family Justice Celebrates 125 Years”

Pro Bono Legal Program to Benefit from Local Day of Giving Event

The Center for Family Justice will participate in the eighth annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day on Feb. 25, with its proceeds from the regional day of philanthropy designated for an innovative program which offers its domestic violence clients free legal services.

This year, Continue reading “Pro Bono Legal Program to Benefit from Local Day of Giving Event”

Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now

February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the Continue reading “Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now”

Jubilee Virtual Gala Celebrates 125 Years of Service at CFJ

The Center for Family Justice invites the public to celebrate its 125-year history of providing safety, hope and empowerment to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the six communities it serves.

The Jubilee Virtual Gala celebration will reflect on a storied Continue reading “Jubilee Virtual Gala Celebrates 125 Years of Service at CFJ”

Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…

The Easton Courier would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the varied and thought-provoking contributions from our columnists and community writers, who observed life in Easton from many perspectives. Bruce Nelson, Tomas Koeck, Gale Papageorge, Robert LaValle, and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg Continue reading “Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…”

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