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.


Congratulations to Partners' former trustee, Frank J. DeAngelis, Esq., for being appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey!


Trustees, Sheri Hecht Leonard, Shoshana Schiff, Donna Schwartz and Anne Mohan congratulate former trustee Frank DeAngelis on his appointment.



On February 21, 2017 Partners’ Director of Legal Programs, Michele Lefkowitz, Esq., was part of a group that met with Congressman Leonard Lance to stress the importance of federal funding for domestic violence services.  Pictured above:  Margo Baruch, Board of Directors, YWCA Union County; Jane Shivas, Executive Director, New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence; Congressman Leonard Lance; Michele Lefkowitz, Esq., Director of Legal Programs, Partners for Women and Justice; Jan Lilien, Executive Director, YWCA Union County

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


Wednesday May 3, 2017*6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mayfair Farms, W. Orange, NJ

Partner in Hope Honorees:

Jane Randel, Karp Randel LLC

Richard D. Trenk, Esq., 
     Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.  

Partner in Justice Honoree:

William K. Mosca, Jr., Esq., and
     team at Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C. 


Save the Date for our 2017 Annual Spring Benefit!

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Thank you to our 2016 Grantors!  

Frog Crossing Foundation, Inc.
Investors Foundation
Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey
Montclair Fund for Women
NJ Division of Criminal Justice Office of Victim Witness Advocacy
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Partners for Health
RBC Wealth Management
Reitman Foundation
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
The IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey
The Montclair Foundation
The Stone Foundation of New Jersey
Union Congregational Church
United Way of Northern New Jersey (North Essex)

2016 Annual Appeal

Thank you to all of YOU who have contributed to our 2016 Annual Appeal.  We are grateful for your support.  If you haven't joined the Annual Appeal yet - there is still time.  Your generous financial contribution enables Partners to continue helping domestic violence victims and survivors protect themselves and their children.


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Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.