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.
Technology is a powerful and easily accessible tool for people to connect with each other. When abusers use technology to intimidate, control, shame, and monitor their victims, it becomes a tool of abuse.
- Use Find My Phone apps
- Hide GPS on a victim's car
- Monitor phone activity
- Install hidden video/voice on phone
- Access hidden video/voice recording machines
- Hack into email and social media accounts
- Block or fake a number to call or text
- Use a trusted ally's number to call or text
- Create a fake socila media account to impersonate a victim
- Text, call or email constantly
- Send threatening messages
- Demand victim check-in and prove location
- Post threats on social media
- Post or threaten to post intimate pictures and/or videos on social media
- Solicit sex on Craigslist or social meia using a victim's photo, name and contact information
We Make a Difference
Claudia Berman Wins Bank of America Global Volunteer Award
Partners Junior Advisory Board Co-Chair, Claudia Berman, is one of 64 Bank of America employees chosen to receive a Global Volunteer Award in recognition of her volunter work with Partners. More than 2,800 employees were nominated; Claudia's exemplary volunteer work with Partners moved her to the top of the list. Award winners can direct a $1,000 grant to the non-profit organization of their choice, and Partners is extremely grateful that Claudia has chosen to direct her grant to us! She has been the co-chair of the Junior Advisory Board for the past two years, particpated in and fundraised for Partners during the annual Break the Cycle spin-cycling events, and volunteered at numerous Celebrate Hope Spring Benefits, including introducing the client speaker in 2017. Claudia's commitment to Partners and to ending domestic violence is inspiring.
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 our latest publication, "Partners' Path To The Future" here
Welcome Our New Trustees!
Partners for Women and Justice welcomes Adam N. Saravay, Esq. as a new trustee. Mr. Saravay was elected at Partners’ July 2018 board meeting and joins 16 other board members engaged in overseeing Partners’ finances, fundraising and operations while furthering our mission to provide legal assistance to domestic violence victims and their children.
“We’re delighted to have Adam join our board,” says Executive Director, Jane M. Hanson. “He’s committed to our mission and has a deep understanding of our pro bono program from his leadership of the program at his firm. His perspective will be invaluable.”
Mr. Saravay, a partner at McCarter & English, LLP, practices in the areas of employment law and class action and commercial litigation. Since 2015, Mr. Saravay has volunteered as a pro bono attorney for Partners representing victims of domestic violence.
Partners for Women and Justice welcomes Grettel Muscato as a new trustee. Ms. Muscato was elected at Partners November 2018 board meeting and joins 17 other board members engaged in overseeing Partners' finances, fundraising, and operations while furthering Partners' mission to provide legal assistance to domestic violence victims and their children.
"We're delighted that Grettel is joiniing our board," says Executive Director, Jane M. Hanson. "With her background in community health care, she'll bring an important new perspective to our work with victims of domestic violence."
Ms. Muscato has spent her thirty year career working in hospital administration in New Jersey. Her expereince includes clinical case manager, health educator, program coordinator and manager of community health. She is currently the Director of Community Services and Volunteers at Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair.
Partners is now located at 650 Bloomfield Avenue, #209, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003. Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same.
2019 Spring Benefit
What a night!
On behalf of the clients, trustees and staff of Parters for Women and Justice, we thank all of you who supported our 2019 Celebrate Hope Spring Benefit!
It was a fabulous evening that allowed us to raise both awareness and funding for our cause. With your help we raised over $370,000 for the evening! You have our warmest thanks.
If you would still like to make a donation click here.
Vicki Paulson (Director of Advancemen for Partners), Jane Hanson (Executive Director of Partners), Jack Wurgaft (Partner in Hope honoree), and Ruth Wurgaft
The Pro Bono Team from Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.: Jeny Zarmon, Samuel Thomas, Emily Bordens, Annemarie Effingham, Karen Murphy, Meghan Dougherty, and Amy Bard
Sally Glick (Partner in Hope honoree) and Jane Hanson (Executive Director of Partners)
SPRING BENEFIT SPONSORS
Karen and Kenneth Rosen
White House Luxe Designs for Life and The Gloria Foundation
Platinum Plus Sponsors
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Lauren Handler, Esq. and David Kott, Esq.
Tina A. Jordan and Kevin M. Rendino
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
McCarter & English, LLP
American Board of Trial Advocates
Catherine Douglass and Bruce Dohrenwend
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
JW Charitable Foundation
Cristy and Mike Turgeon
Cole Schotz P.C.
Elberon Development Group
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jane M. Hanson and Patrick Shrout
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
Sobel Tinari Economics Group
Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
Brach Eichler LLC
Patricia Devine-Harms and Steven Harms
Daryl and Andy Epstein, Elisa and Steven Sandler, Amy and Ira Steinberg
Fox Rothschild LLP
Genova Burns LLC
Randi and Tedd Kochman
Littler Mendelson P.C.
NJM Insurance Group
Quick Copper Communications
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Donna and Joseph Schwartz
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross LLC
Jennifer Borek and Michael Hicks
Britcher Leone, LLC
Julie and Monty Cerf
Connell Foley LLP
Cindy and Stephen N. Dratch and Debbi and Max Lebersfeld
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Cynthia and Michael Geller
Mary and Joel Jeffrey
Sheri Hecht Leonard and Jeffrey Leonard
Rabbi Shalom Lubin
Realogy Holdings Corp.
Seiden Family Law, LLC
Penny and Greg Sherry and Sherry and Stephen Weintraub
Lynn and Burt Wallack
Wiss & Company, LLP
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.
2018 ANNUAL REPORT