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Partners for Women and Justice Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Human Services, Legal Services, Public Interest Law, Victims Services

Mission: 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.

Target demographics: low income domestic violence victims and their children

Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Partners For Women and Justice is an invaluable organization that serves the community in an incredibly important way. Partners provides top-notch legal service to its clients and does so in a caring, compassionate, and respectful way. I have witnessed firsthand how Partners changes the lives of its clients and their families; furthermore, Partners encourages lawyers to exhibit the mark of true professionalism by contributing pro bono time and support. I am proud to be a part of Partners, both as a Board member and a volunteer attorney.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partners for Women and Justice offers valuable legal services and support to victims of domestic violence. The legal team although small has been very successful in providing services in English and Spanish to victims throughout New Jersey.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partners for Woman and Justice is an amazing organization that provides invaluable services to victims of Domestic Violence. The attorneys are dedicated and personally care about each of their clients. They are helping low-income woman achieve safety and peace of mind through providing an attorney they could otherwise not afford to help through what could be a very difficult emotional time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am on the Junior Board of PFWJ and have had a very positive experience since I started working with the organization. The organization makes a significant impact by providing free legal services for domestic violence victims and their families. Because it's a small, growing organization it uses funds very efficiently.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners provides superb counsel that integrates wisdom, excellence and immense compassion. The clients and communities that they serve are enriched immeasurably by the experience.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Partners for Women and Justice for over 4 years, and cannot emphasize how positive the experience has been! Partners is dedicated to helping women navigate the legal world, and committed not only to protecting their rights but also to educating them about the system. The staff is incredibly friendly, warm, and devoted to their clients.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former employee of Partners for Women and Justice, I can say with certainty that everyone working for the organization has the utmost integrity. Everybody cares deeply about the mission of providing equal access to justice for low-income survivors of domestic violence and does their best to help the clients they serve. I am honored to have been part of such a wonderful organization. Partners is a huge asset to the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended two fundraisers, and I love their mission. The work they do is incredible. They are so dedicated to helping and so selfless its truly amazing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The impact Partners for Women and Justice makes on the community is immeasurable. Their dedication, professionalism and compassion is what sets them a part. Partners has always gone above and beyond to assist their clients and to make sure they are treated fairly. They are an outstanding organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The meaningful work that Partners for Women and Justice does to help women and their children who are victims of domestic violence is incredible. I have heard women tell their stories of their abuse and how they were helped by Partners for Women and Justice. It is truly inspiring.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Partners for Women & Justice is an outstanding organization that provides pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence. Having been involved with Partners for the past three years, I have witnessed the exceptional service provided to women and children who are victims of domestic violence by both our staff and volunteer attorneys. What is most impressive is that while superior services are provided by Partners, Partners operates on a lean and efficient budget.

Donor

Rating: 5

I recently retired from working at Partners, where at times I interviewed clients about their experiences with the organization. The vast majority of clients were extremely pleased. At times, the attorneys were described as superwomen and credited with saving the lives of both the clients and their children. I was proud to be associated with an organization that made such a positive difference in so many lives. Jane Hanson and her staff did amazing work and were wonderful people with whom to work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for women and justice is an outstanding organization, providing legal services to women and their children harmed by domestic violence. The stories of their clients are heart wrenching and I am amazed at how much impact they make for a relatively small core group of individuals, while leveraging pro bono attorneys across the state of NJ. I tip my hat to this amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the work Partners for Women and Justice is performing in our community.
It is so important with everything going on in our world today!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Over the past 10 years, Partners for Women and Justice has helped thousands of women and their children escape the grips of domestic violence. Without Partners' services, women who are victims of domestice violence are overwhelmed by the legal process that allows them to obtain orders of protection, safe custody and visitation orders and child support. Partners' work is truly life altering as many clients, with Partners' help, are able to live safely and freely. This organization is fortunate to have a growing number of friends, supporters and volunteers who are committed to sustaining and growing the organization so that Partners is able to help thousands of women and their children in the years ahead.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Partners for Women and Justice is an amazing organization! Through a dedicated staff and an amazing network of volunteer attorneys, Partners for Women and Justice provides victims of domestic violence with free legal representation. Partners helps these women navigate through the legal system and empowers them to break the cycle of violence. Partners has grown tremendously since it was founded 10 years ago and has a strong vision for its future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for Women and Justice is an incredible organization. Founder Jane Hanson’s vision was to help women of domestic violence and she has turned her idea into incredible reality. I am involved in the organization as a volunteer and donor, and am extremely proud to be involved in a cause that provides assistance to hundreds of women in dire need of help. I believe in Partners’ mission and feel this is just the beginning of the impact that this organization will make. We need more organizations like PFWJ!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that provides legal help women need to get out of a bad situation, and empowers women to change their lives, and the lives of their children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for Women and Justice is a wonderful organization and I am extraordinarily proud to be a member of Partners' Junior Advisory Board. As a member of the Junior Advisory Board, I help organize events in order to fundraise and spread awareness of our important cause. I have been involved in planning a fundraising spin class and brunch, and I organized "dress down days" at work to benefit Partners. In addition to those events, I am honored to have volunteered at Partners' Spring Benefit for the past three years assisting guests with the raffle as well as both silent and live auctions. Everyone at Partners shares a common goal, and the way everyone works together to achieve that goal is inspiring. Everyone at Partners is so appreciative of every donation big and small and I truly feel that my work has made a difference in the lives of others. The services Partners provides are changing lives, saving lives, and helping women and children who are in desperate need of assistance. I hope to continue working with Partners forever.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a longstanding support of Partners for Women & Justice, having first become involved as a pro bono attorney. I was at first surprised to learn that victims of domestic violence have to represent themselves in court. Partners provides lawyers to victims so that they don't have to face their abusers alone. I was also able to counsel clients on the many rights afforded them by our domestic violence law. Without a lawyer, the victims are left to the mercy of the court and the hope that they are assigned a judge who knows the law and will take the time to get it right. As an attorney for Partners I have been able to secure child support for victims, to require abusers to attend anger management counseling, to limit child visitation and require that it be supervised. Partners provided support to me along every step of the way, even providing free training and materials. Partners' attorneys make a real and lasting difference in the lives of their clients. This is a wonderful organization.

Review from Guidestar