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.

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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.

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A Tale of Two Bills

Dear Friends –

Bills related to gun safety and control are moving through Congress. 

One bill would strengthen the national firearms background check system – a good thing. 

The other would allow an abuser with a concealed carry permit from one state to use that permit in another state, even if the second state has stricter permitting rules – a bad thing.

Please click here to read the note (received on November 29 from The National Network to End Domestic Violence) and contact your representatives in Congress.


Jane M. Hanson, Esq

Executive Director

Guns and Domestic Violence – A Lethal Combination

Dear Friends –

Like all of you, we at Partners are deeply saddened by the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, though we are not surprised that the shooter had a history of domestic violence. Indeed, Everytown for Gun Safety’s research shows that in the period 2009 – 2016, 54% of mass shootings in the United States involved domestic violence in some way. Sometimes the targets of the mass shooting were the shooter’s domestic violence victims, their families and friends; other times the shooter targeted strangers but, like Devon Patrick Kelly, had a history of domestic violence.  

Here’s Everytown’s analysis:

You probably now know that federal law prohibits the possession or purchase of a firearm by someone who is the subject of a restraining order or has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, but the law does not apply if the parties are dating but not living together. This so-called “girlfriend/boyfriend” loophole exposes many victims of domestic violence as well as the general public to the risk of being shot or threatened with a firearm. Please consider contacting your representatives in Congress and ask them to change the law to cover dating relationships. It’s a public safety issue. Access to guns by domestic abusers creates danger for all.  

Jane Hanson

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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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