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 for Women and Justice does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.



Thank you to The Gloria Foundation for naming Partners for Women and Justice as the beneficiary of The Gloria Foundation’s Taste of Italy event!  The 3rd Annual Taste of Italy took place September 28, 2016 at Design Consign in Fairfield, NJ raising $15,000 for Partners!  Attendees tasted delicious Italian specialties from the area's finest restaurants, sampled wine from the beautiful countryside of Italy, and heard Partners' legal team talk about our work assisting domestic violence victims and their children.  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.  Pictured above, The Gloria Foundation founder, Karen Arakelian, and Partners’ Executive Director, Jane M. Hanson.

Pro Bono Profile:


Partners for Women and Justice is proud to recognize Pro Bono Partnership for its dedication to strengthening nonprofits and our communities.  


Listen to Michael Hughes, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Prudential
Financial, Inc. and Jane Hanson, Executive Director, Partners for Women
and Justice talk about pro bono legal services.

Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  Substantially leveraging the impact of its in-house legal staff the Partnership annually recruits and mobilizes hundreds of attorneys from major corporations and law firms to donate their time and expertise on behalf of its nonprofit clients, enhancing their ability to improve conditions in their communities.  Since its founding in 1997, the Partnership has assisted more than 2,350 nonprofits in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on nearly 10,500 legal matters.

The Pro Bono Partnership has been there for Partners for Women and Justice for the past 10 years – providing advice on several different aspects of the organization:  employment matters (employee manual, benefits, family leave), by-law updates and revisions, office lease negotiations, marketing campaigns, and the spin-off of a program, to name a few.   Thanks to the wise counsel and advice that we have received from so many volunteer attorneys and from Partnership staff attorneys, we are solidly positioned for our future.   The assistance we have received from Pro Bono Partnership frees our staff up to focus on what is ultimately most important – our clients.


Our Mission

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.

Press & Events & News

Break the Cycle 2016!

 Short Hills SoulCycle Sept. 26, 2016

  SoulCycle 19th St. Sept. 28, 2016

Team from Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono P.C.

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:  

Donate to Break the Cycle 2016

Support a Short Hills SoulCycle Rider 

Support a SoulCycle NYC Rider 

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!

Click Here to See Break the Cycle 2016 Photos

Save the Date for our 2017 Annual Spring Benefit!

Wednesday May 3, 2017

More information to come!

New Publication



Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.