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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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
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:
- University of Bridgeport Title IX Coordinator, 203-576-4534, email@example.com
- University of Bridgeport Dean of Students Office, 203-576-4392, firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Bridgeport Counseling Services, 203-576-4454, email@example.com
- University of Bridgeport Campus Security, 203-576-4912, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Center for Family Justice, 203-334-6154 (main number), hotlines: open 24/7, 365 days a year
- Domestic Violence Hotline, 203-384-9559
- Sexual Assault Hotline, 203-333-2233
Toll free: 888-999-5545
Vedas (Spanish): 888-568-8332
- Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc.
Statewide 24-Hour Toll Free Hotline, 1-888-999-5545 (English), 1-888-568-8332 (Español)