thank you so much for your kindness in my time of need. i nowhave some HOPE.
Thank you for a wonderful life. Keep up the fantastic work on behalf of those of us who cannot fight for ourselves.
Thank you again for all your help. It is a comfort to know that there are caring people like you in this world.
My thank you seems so small compared to all you’ve done, but it comes from my heart.
We Make a Difference
Since 2002, Partners for Women and Justice has provided legal assistance to thousands of deserving women striving to escape abusive relationships and secure safety for themselves and their children.
We have trained and worked with several hundred pro bono attorneys who have donated millions in free legal services to our clients as they seek protective orders, safe custody and visitation arrangements and fair awards of child support and spousal support.
Partners is extremely grateful to The Gloria Foundation for its generous donation of $2,500. The Gloria Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit initiative that provides resources to local safe houses and domestic violence organizations. The organization was founded by Karen Arakelian in 2013 in loving memory of her mother Gloria. Arakelian credits much of her long-term business success to the inspiration and support of her late mother. All proceeds from the philanthropic wing of her business, Design Consign, go to The Gloria Foundation. “Our loyal clients enjoy the unique privilege of knowing that when they make a purchase, they’re having a direct, positive impact on the lives of domestic violence victims in their communities”, says Arakelian. Pictured above, Jane M. Hanson, Partners’ Executive Director, receiving the donation from Karen Arakelian.
Pro Bono Attorney Profile:
MICHAEL J. HAMPSON, ESQ., LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP
Partners for Women and Justice is pleased to recognize the dedication of Michael J. Hampson, Esq. a securities and commercial litigation partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP. Hampson volunteers as a pro bono attorney on behalf of Partners’ clients because, for him, there’s nothing more rewarding than “taking my legal education and directly using my degree to help someone in need.” His particular pro bono interest is in appellate work. After graduating from Rutgers School of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia of the New Jersey Supreme Court, where he reviewed numerous petitions for restraining order appeals and gained firsthand knowledge of the process.
Bringing his expertise to bear, Hampson is a tireless advocate for our clients – domestic abuse victims and their children. “I deeply respect and admire their bravery in taking steps to break their history of abuse,” he says, “steps that can be delayed if they are caught up in the appeals process.” Securing a restraining order against an abuser will not be the end of the legal journey if an abuser appeals the entry of the order. This is where Hampson steps in, dedicating the countless hours required to prepare an opposition brief on behalf of the victim and, if required, to present an oral argument to the court. Thanks to Hampson’s work since 2012, three of our clients have seen their restraining orders affirmed by an appellate court.
For Hampson, the rewards are several. Not only does he get good legal results, he knows that our clients, who have suffered severe trauma, rest more easily when the restraining orders against their abusers have been upheld. By getting decisions upheld in the Appellate Division, Hampson says he can “help a survivor reach the ultimate finish line.”
Partners thanks Hampson for his tireless commitment to ensure justice is upheld for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income victims and survivors of domestic violence to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice. We offer quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters.
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Break the Cycle 2016!
Short Hills SoulCycle Sept. 26, 2016
SoulCycle 19th St. Sept. 28, 2016
Thank you to all of you who joined the ride and donated to our 2016 Break the Cycle event. The excitement at the SoulCycle Short Hills and SoulCycle 19th St. studios was palpable as we sweated together towards our goal of "breaking the cycle" of domestic violence!
There is still time to donate:
Thank you to our Break the Cycle Sponsors: SoulCycle, Jersey Girls FastPitch Club, Partners for Health, Kings, Thats it.
Jersey Girls FastPitch Club was our
#1 Break the Cycle 2016 sponsor!
Save the Date for our 2017 Annual Spring Benefit!
Wednesday May 3, 2017
More information to come!
2015 ANNUAL REPORT