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Pace Women's Justice Center

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.


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


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Upcoming Events

Cocktails for a Cause

Thursday, May 19, 2016 Gaucho Grill, White Plains, NY

Join the Pace Women's Justice Center for our second annual Cocktails for a Cause party! Proceeds will support PWJC's legal services programs and help us in our mission to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse.

Visit for more information and to register.


PWJC in the News

August 4, 2015
Drivetime: Domestic Abuse & Immigrants

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.