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 Attorney Profile:  Alyse M. Aruch, Esq.

Alyse joined our pro bono program in 2011 and immediately began taking Final Restraining Order cases.  In the three years that she has been volunteering with us, Alyse’s efforts have ensured the safety of four abused women.  Alyse won Final Restraining Orders for three women and negotiated a stay-away order entered on consent for another woman.  The impact that Alyse has had on these ladies’ lives
is real and lasting.  They are safer for having met her. 

In addition to the extraordinary commitment that Alyse has made to helping women with Final Restraining Order hearings, she frequently goes above and beyond the call of duty to help her clients.  Most of our pro bono attorneys conclude their representation when the Final Restraining Order is entered.  Alyse, however, has continued to represent two clients on post-restraining order motions.  These motions are frequently critical to a client’s continued safety because common issues that arise relate to establishing a family’s financial security through child support and safe dropoff and pickup for the children.  Anytime a domestic violence victim has to go to court to face her abuser it is difficult.  Alyse’s willingness to continue representing her clients shows true dedication.  Partners is so fortunate to have Alyse as a pro bono attorney.  We are so grateful for her tireless work on behalf of abused women and their children. 

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.





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


Our Junior Advisory Board's Break the Cycle 2014 was such a huge success we are continuing the momentum with BREAK THE CYCLE (NJ) at SoulCycle Short Hills!

Click here to register to ride, sponsor a rider or donate.

Click here to see the invitation.


Thank you to our JAB members, riders, sponsors and donors of Break the Cycle (NYC)!!

Click here to see photos of the event!

Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 Spring Benefit our best ever!

Over 400 attendees gathered Tuesday Evening, May 6, 2014 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange to "celebrate hope" and raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence and the need for legal services to low-income victims and their children.

Click Here for a listing of our Spring Benefit Sponsors

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View Photos from the Event


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! 



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.