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' Pro Bono Firm Profile:  McCarter & English

Partners for Women and Justice is pleased to recognize the McCarter & English team of Gerard G. Brew, Judah Skoff, Karen Golubieski and Gloria Ribeiro for their extraordinary pro bono efforts on behalf of one of our clients - a young, mentally handicapped woman escaping an abusive, coerced marriage.

McCarter & English spared no expense and every person connected to the case showed true personal commitment to this young woman and her family.

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Recent Awards and Recognition

The New Jersey State Bar Association selected Partners as a recipient of its 2012 Pro Bono Award.  Calling Partners a “true asset to the legal profession”, the NJSBA Board of Trustees and Pro Bono Committee commended Partners for the varied legal services we provide.

The YWCA of Eastern Union County honored Partners for Women and Justice for "selfless and tireless efforts on behalf of women and children experiencing domestic violence." 

New Jersey’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie, recognized Partners’ Executive Director, Jane M. Hanson, as a New Jersey Hero for her leadership and commitment to improve and protect the lives of women and children in the State.


Spring Benefit 2014

Save the Date for our 2014 Spring Benefit!

Partners for Women and Justice will host its annual Spring Benefit to raise funds for free legal assistance for low-income and abused women on May 6, 2014 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. 

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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

Save the Date for our 2014 Spring Benefit!

Tuesday Evening, May 6, 2014 6:00 - 9:30 PM

 Mayfair Farms     West Orange, New Jersey

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Thank you to our Junior Advisory Board (JAB) for its collaboration with NYU Law's Domestic Advocacy Project's V-Day production of the Vagina Monologues.  Partners' JAB hosted a V-Day Cocktail Event after the first show! 

Thank you to NYU Law's Graduate Women, especially Amy Wolfe and Katie Mitchell, for naming Partners for Women and Justice as a beneficiary of the proceeds from the Vagina Monologues productions and related events! 


Break the Cycle 2013 was a huge success! Thank you to our Junior Advisory Board for sponsoring our 2nd annual Break the Cycle!  Thank you to all of our riders, sponsors and donors!  Thank you to Revolve and Kristen Kenney!  Click here to view photos  ...


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.



In case you missed it... A Partners' client was featured on CBS Evening News in a story about domestic violence that, thanks to Partners, had a happy ending. Supporters across the nation were excited to hear on national television that Partners for Women and Justice was responsible for helping this victim and her children find safety and hope!  Click here to view the story.