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.


We are pleased to announce the establishment of a law student internship in honor of Ronnie Ann Powell, who died suddenly earlier this year.  The internship will be funded by the firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, where Ronnie was a partner. 

For ten years, Ronnie volunteered her legal expertise to our clients, preparing wills, powers of attorney, health care directives and the like.  She also lectured for several years to women in our financial literacy program about end-of-life planning.  Ronnie was one of the program’s favorite lecturers.

Over the years, Ronnie’s support of Partners’ clients encouraged other partners and associates in the firm to get involved, and Bressler is now one of our major pro bono partners.

It was for Ronnie’s endless wisdom, care, and generosity that Partners gave her a Partner in Hope award in 2006.  For these same reasons Partners and Bressler have established the Ronnie Ann Powell Internship in her memory.  The internship is a ten-week program for law students and will launch in June of 2016.

Pro Bono Attorney Profile:

William K. Mosca, Jr. Esq., Bevan, Mosca & Guiditta P.C. 

Partners for Women and Justice recognizes William K. Mosca, Esq., a founding shareholder of the corporate law firm Bevan, Mosca, & Giuditta P.C., for his continuous dedication to our clients.

Since 2004, Mosca has represented our clients in Final Restraining Order hearings, handling seven cases in that time. At his first trial, Mosca recognized the real impact of representing our clients. According to Mosca, “My client told me that she got the results she needed…to be at peace”.  For Mosca, the most rewarding part of representing Partners clients is the moment when a client realizes that she is no longer in danger.  “It’s incredibly gratifying when somebody can look at me and smile, because she finally feels safe and understands that the system has worked for her...”

Mosca’s extensive background in litigation has prepared him to handle domestic violence trials with great skill and deep understanding. He began his career as a civil trial lawyer and later represented major corporate clients both in-house and in a large firm before co-founding his own private practice firm. Now, his firm employs more than 20 corporate litigators. Mosca and his team still make volunteering for Partners a priority.

Mosca notes the sea change in laws relating to domestic violence.  “Domestic violence law now takes abusive behavior out from back-rooms, out from the shadows, and forces abusers to recognize and face the consequences of their actions”. Years ago, Mosca adds, domestic violence was a taboo issue. But now, the law reflects society’s better understanding of domestic violence and its impact.  Mosca contributes to this understanding by using his experience in representing survivors of domestic violence to continually educate his friends and colleagues about the hurdles victims face.

Mosca credits Partners with making a huge impact in the lives of so many women and children caught in the grips of intimate partner violence.  But Partners could not make that impact without the hard work of Mosca and other pro bono volunteers like him.  THANK YOU William Mosca for all you have done both to educate others about this important issue and to break the cycle of violence for the women and children you have represented. 


Click here to read our 2015 Annual Report.

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


A private screening of India's Daughter followed by "Women's Safety & Equality" discussion will be held at Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair,on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM.

Partners' Executive Director, Jane M. Hanson, and Partners' Trustee, Patricia Devine-Harms are speaking at the event!

Limited Seats
Sponsored by Surgethe brown-out
For info. or RSVP, 973-650-1953 


  • Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year.

  • At least 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.

These shocking statistics underscore the urgency of our work.  Please donate to our annual appeal so that we can continue to help women and mothers protect themselves and their children.


Read "About Us" 2015


Save the Date!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mayfair Farms
481 Eagle Rock Ave. W. Orange 


Thank you to all of our riders, donors and sponsors! Break the Cycle was a HUGE success!

See photos from Break the Cycle!


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