LEGAL SERVICES

Pace Women's Justice Center

 

The Pace Women's Justice Center provides free civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse so that they can move forward with their lives. It allows our clients to gain a sense of independence outside of the justice system, which can be inaccessible to many people. Information and additional resources for the public available here.   PWJC civil legal services are multi-lingual and include orders of protection, child custody and support, divorce, spousal support, powers of attorney, and other adult planning documents. 

PWJC has programs that serve all clients, no one is ever turned away because of gender, financial means, sexuality, age, race, or immigration status.  Services at our Family Court Legal Program, Walk-In Legal Clinic, and Legal Helpline are available to all regardless of financial means. While ongoing legal representation through PWJC’s Family Law Unit is determined by need-based guidelines, we offer a Moderate Means referral program to those who do not qualify.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or elder abuse please contact our

Legal Walk-In Clinic at 914-422-4188 or our Legal Helpline at 914-422-4637. 

 

More information about the legal services we offer:

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Walk-In Legal Clinic

Located on Pace University's Law campus, The Clinic is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The legal clinic is a resource center for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse.  Clients have access to legal help when and where they need it most.  Our services are available to everyone regardless of financial means, race, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.  All services are free and confidential; multilingual services available.

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Family Law Unit

Our Family Law Unit provides comprehensive, free legal representation to low‐income victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, in Westchester and Putnam Counties.  Attorneys assist clients with myriad legal issues, including orders of protection,  custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and divorce. We collaborate with community-based organizations to provide clients with assistance regarding immigration, housing, counseling & safety planning.

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Family Court Legal Program

PWJC’s Family Court Legal Program (FCLP) provides immediate legal assistance for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in the Family Courts of White Plains and Yonkers. Our services are available to everyone regardless of financial means, race, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.  All services are free and confidential; multilingual services available.

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Elder Justice Unit

The attorneys in PWJC’s Elder Justice Unit specialize in legal services for victims of Elder abuse – when a caregiver or other person causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.  Our free civil legal services and referrals are available to Westchester residents, male or female, aged 60+, who have experienced some form of elder abuse or mistreatment.  All services are free and confidential; multilingual services are available.

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Legal Helpline

Our volunteer and staff attorneys provide general guidance and information to callers about their legal rights, navigating the court system, and attorney referrals. Services are available to everyone regardless of financial means, race, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.  All services are free and confidential; multilingual services available.  Issues include but are not limited to:

  • Custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Orders of protection
  • Divorce
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Consumer rights
  • Moderate Means Program

The Helpline operates on Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, and can be reached at 914.287.0739