Center for Family Justice works to raise awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Center for Family Justice is working tirelessly to get the message out.

Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of the center, talks with Kate Czaplinski on the HAN Network's Coffee Break show about the realities of domestic violence in lower Fairfield County. All month, the center has been holding candlelight vigils in local communities.

Vigils are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Every 15 seconds a bell is rung to remind us that domestic abuse occurs every 15 seconds. Each vigil features speakers, including elected officials and staff from The Center, describing the services they offer and the steps you or someone you know can take if he or she is a victim of abuse.

Greenwood talks about all the services offered at The Center for Family Justice, which include helping sexual abuse and child abuse victims.  Get more information at

The Center also needs community support. About 76 cents of every dollar raised by The Center for Family Justice is dedicated to helping victims become survivors and educating our communities about how to build healthy relationships, stop bullying and end dating violence.

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