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.

Partners' Path to the Future

Partners for Women and Justice is wrapping up its 15th year of helping victims and survivors of domestic violence escape abuse.   Many of you have been with us since the beginning and have seen us grow and expand the number of clients we serve and the geographical area in which we work.   In 2017, the board of trustees decided it was important to reflect on our current work while looking to the future.   And so the board and staff spent six months working on a strategic plan, and I am excited to share with you the priorities adopted by the board to guide the organization going forward and to position it for long-term sustainability. 

Read more about our plans here

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

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


                                    May 2, 2018
                                6:00pm – 9:00pm
                                 Mayfair Farms
                             481 Eagle Rock Road
                                 West Orange, NJ

Please join us in celebrating HOPE for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children. The Spring Benefit is our most important fundraising event of the year! At the Spring Benefit, Partners’ will honor:

Kathleen Logan, founder of Logan & Company, for her longtime support of, and advocacy on behalf of, Partners and for her leadership and passionate commitment to education (Partner in Hope Award); 

Karen Arakelian, founder of The Gloria Foundation, for her ongoing commitment to raising much needed funds to support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence (Partner in Hope Award);

Michael Kaplan, Esq., an attorney at Lowenstein Sandler, for his dedication and commitment to provide pro bono representation of our clients (Partner in Justice Award);

Donna L. Schwartz Esq., Former Chair, Board of Trustees (Special Recognition).

Click the link below to become a sponsor, buy tickets, purchase a journal ad or make a donation for a night dedicated to celebrating HOPE!




Annual Report 2017

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