Pace Women's Justice Center

Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) is a self-funded nonprofit legal center located at Elisabeth Haub School of Law, under the 501(c)(3) status of Pace University. Each year, PWJC provides free legal services to nearly 3,000 victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, as well as conducts or participates in over 140 training and outreach events. With an experienced staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, including attorneys, other professionals, and students, PWJC has built an effective, coordinated community response to interpersonal violence in Westchester and Putnam Counties. INTERNET SAFETY ALERT Your online activities are traceable! If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, use a safer computer at your local library or a friend’s house.

Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) is Westchester County’s leading civil legal services and training provider addressing domestic violence and elder abuse. We are a nonprofit legal center located at Pace Law School, with satellite offices at the White Plains and Yonkers Family Courts.

With an experienced staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, including attorneys, other professionals, and students, we have built an effective, coordinated community response to interpersonal violence.

Each year, we serve thousands of victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse who can’t afford the legal help they need. We train hundreds of professionals and we educate our community on issues of interpersonal abuse.

Our Vision: ensuring a just and safe environment for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse.

IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP CALL 911

For free short-term legal assistance and guidance call our Legal Helpline at 914-287-0739

INTERNET SAFETY ALERT
Your online activities are traceable! If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, use a safer computer at your local library or a friend’s house.


PWJC in the News

October 14, 2016
Westchester County Business Journal
 
 
June 17, 2016
The Journal News
 
 
June 8, 2016
On Wednesday, June 8, PWJC was awarded a grant of $100,000 from Impact100 Westchester. With this grant, PWJC will renovate the ground floor of the main office and create Gail's House: a walk-in legal resource and information center for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. Click here to read the official press release.
 
 
Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, talks with Haina Just-Michael, host of the New Rochelle League of Women Voters cable television series, "City People and Issues." She explains how women can get a range of legal assistance on such problems as domestic violence and elder abuse. Click here to watch.
 
 
An interview with PWJC Executive Director Cindy Kanusher aired on the Irish radio show Drivetime on August 4, 2015. Cindy’s interview was part of a larger report on domestic violence and the undocumented Irish community in the US. Click here to listen.

Call Our Free Legal Helpline for Information & Services: 914-287-0739

PWJC helps victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse navigate the legal system and obtain services related to divorce, custody, support, financial exploitation, public benefits and housing. Through outreach events and training programs we raise awareness, educate the community, and train judges, police officers, attorneys, and social service providers on best practices when working with victims of abuse. Multi-language services available.

  • How We Can Help

    Through our many programs, we provide free legal assistance, offer free legal clinics that are open to the public, and offer training for professionals.

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  • Resources

    Read through free publications including PWJC brochures, Divorce and Elder Law Q&As, and view a list of recommended informational websites.

    Resources
  • Contact Us

    Pace Women's Justice Center has offices at Pace Law School, the White Plains Family Court, and the Yonkers Family Court.

    Contact Information

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Press Inquiries: Jana Kosberg-Kleidman, Esq.: 914-422-4638 or jkleidman@law.pace.edu

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