Acts of interpersonal violence can be traumatic and may impact many different aspects of a survivor's life. Survivors of interpersonal violence may face challenges navigating complicated criminal justice proceedings and social service systems. University of Bridgeport offers resource and referral information to help survivors navigate these systems and make better informed decisions. All services are free and many are confidential.

The Center for Family Justice

The Center empowers and counsels victims and survivors through emotional support, safety planning, case management services, and advocacy within medical, court, child welfare, and other systems of care through counselors trained and certified specifically in the area of domestic and sexual violence.


The Center for Family Justice
753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Ways to contact the campus advocates:

  • Walk in during campus office hours: Tuesdays 12:30-4 p.m. (Carstensen, 2nd floor)
  • Direct message on Instagram: @cfjcampusadvocacy
  • Email:
  • Directly email or call campus advocates (information below)
  • Call the CFJ main office and ask to speak to a campus advocate
  • Call the 24/7 Hotlines and ask to be assigned to a campus advocate
    • Sexual Violence 203-333-2233
    • Domestic Violence 203-384-9559

Hospital Accompaniment

When a student chooses to seek medical care at a local hospital, trained advocates meet the victim at the hospital to provide emotional support and to help the victim make informed decisions. Advocates provide supportive and a non-judgmental presence and provide information about additional services and resources.

Criminal Justice System Accompaniment

Survivors can choose to have advocates attend the following events with them:

  • Law enforcement interviews
  • Court dates
  • Sentencing

Information and Referrals

Trained advocates empower victims by helping them make informed choices. They serve as a guide to the criminal justice system, offer support in completing paperwork and are knowledgeable sources of additional resources in the community.

University Student Conduct Process Advocacy

Survivors can choose to have advocates accompany them through the University student conduct process.

To request advocacy services or make a referral, please contact any of the following:

Office of Civil Rights Compliance: Title IX and Equity

Markus Lake
Title IX and Equity Coordinator
  • Phone203‑576‑4534
  • Email
  • OfficeWahlstrom Library, 7th Floor, Office 704
Alden Minick
Associate Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance
  • Phone860‑727‑6741
  • Email
  • OfficeWahlstrom Library, 7th Floor, Office 706
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