Crime, Legal Related

PARTNERS FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE INC

  • Montclair, NJ
  • www.pfwj.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Legal Representation
  2. mPower Legal Cinics and HelpLine
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Since our founding we have helped victims and survivors from all over New Jersey, from outside of New Jersey and even from outside the U.S., but are mainly concentrated in northern New Jersey and in particular, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Union, Passaic and Bergen counties.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Jane Hanson

Keywords

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legal assistance in matters involving domestic violence, child support, custody/visitation, divorce

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EIN

22-3825867

 Number

4143050096

Physical Address

60 So. Fullerton Ave 106

Montclair, 07042

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Interest Law/Litigation (I83)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Legal Representation

Our staff and pro bono attorneys provide women with quality legal representation in FRO hearings and Family Law proceedings.

Category

Crime & Legal

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$320,000.00

Program 2

mPower Legal Cinics and HelpLine

Our monthly legal clinics  and extensive phone advice and counsel provide women one-on-one sessions an attorney to have questions answered and court papers reviewed, obtain procedural guidance and legal advice in order for a woman to represent herself in court.

Category

Crime & Legal

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$43,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Since our founding we have helped victims and survivors from all over New Jersey, from outside of New Jersey and even from outside the U.S., but are mainly concentrated in northern New Jersey and in particular, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Union, Passaic and Bergen counties.

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Financials

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PARTNERS FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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PARTNERS FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jane Hanson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Donna LaVista Schwartz

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2012 - Nov 2017

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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