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.

In Memory of Ronnie Ann Powell

Ronnie was part of the Partners family, and we were deeply saddened to learn of her sudden passing on June 18 and offer our condolences to her family and colleagues. 

For over ten years Ronnie volunteered her legal services to Partners’ clients.  She gave group presentations to, as well as worked individually with, women who would never have been able to afford her expertise otherwise.  Ronnie prepared wills, powers of attorney, health care directives and the like for our clients, who are survivors of domestic violence. And she never charged a fee.  Ronnie was smart, dedicated, sensitive, caring and generous.  It was with great pride that we presented Ronnie with a Partner in Hope award in 2006 for the selfless service she provided to those less fortunate. 

Ronnie made the world a better place.  We will miss her dearly.

~ All of Us at Partners for Women and Justice,

Montclair, New Jersey

James Brown, CBS Sports and CBS News, Accepts Partner in Hope Award

Jim Axelrod, Kevin Rendino, Tina Jordan, James Brown and Jane Hanson

Partners' supporters, Jim Axelrod, Kevin Rendino and Tina Jordan, joined Partners' Executive Director, Jane Hanson, in presenting James Brown (JB) with his Partner in Hope Award.


National Conversation on Domestic Violence

Partners for Women and Justice welcomes the wide-ranging public conversation about domestic violence that is now taking place in this country.   We are encouraged that it will help people understand the full extent of intimate partner violence, the dynamics of an abusive relationship, why it is so hard to leave, and that most domestic violence is not video-taped - - it occurs behind closed doors and in private every day. 

The problem is not limited to football or any other sport.  It is widespread, and only a change in societal culture and values will finally eliminate domestic violence and make the world a safer place.  Partners encourages the National Football League to take a leadership role in that effort.   Click here to read the letter.

Our Mission

Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income and abused women 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

Spring Benefit 2015!

On behalf of our clients, trustees and staff of Partners for Women and Justice, we thank you for supporting our 2015 Annual Spring Benefit at Mayfair Farms.  It was a fabulous evening that allowed us to raise both awareness and funding for our cause of helping women and their children escape domestic violence.  With your help we exceeded our fundraising goal of $275,000 for the evening!

James Brown, CBS Sports and CBS News
accepts his Partner in Hope Award - Watch the Video

Click Here to see Event Photos...

Spring Benefit 2015 Sponsors


IWIRC NJ has chosen Partners as the beneficiary of 10% of the profits from their 6th Annual Shop With a Purpose event.  Thank you IWIRC NJ and thank you to all of our supporters who came to shop for a good cause! 



See photos from the our 2014 Break the Cycle NJ event at SOULCYCLE SHORT HILLS!

See photos from our 2014 Break the Cycle NYC event!



Breaking the cycle, finding justice...Ten years in, legal-aid nonprofit serving abused women wins grant and inspires public art project...

The nonprofit provided legal assistance to 400 women in 2012. But, even with the weight that comes with the casework, the organization is celebrating.

In June, Partners for Women and Justice was awarded a $10,000 New Jersey Heroes grant by First Lady Mary Pat Christie; the money will be used for supporting a fellowship program.

Further, a public mural painted by Montclair State University students, and inspired by the organization's work, was mounted in an alleyway off Valley Road near Bellevue Avenue in late May.

Now, as Partners for Women and Justice marks its 10th year of service this year, its co-founder and executive director, Jane Hanson, said it hopes to send a consistent message to low-income women facing situations of abuse.

"We'll be here for you," Hanson said.