Pace Women's Justice Center Raises Funds for Legal Services During Annual Benefit Dinner

November 5, 2019
WJC Benefit Dinner 2019


WHITE PLAINS, NY- The Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) held its Celebrating Justice Benefit Dinner on October 17th at the Doubletree at Tarrytown.  The annual dinner, was held during domestic violence awareness month, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Family Court Legal Program (FCLP), and honoring Professor Gretchen Flint and the Dobkin Family Foundation. 

FCLP, one of the flagship programs of PWJC, provides emergency legal services on a walk-in basis at the Family Courthouses of Yonkers and White Plains.  “Our experience with FCLP has taught us that accessibility to legal services is critical for victims of domestic violence,” said PWJC Executive Director Cindy Kanusher.   PWJC’S mission is to pursue justice for victims and survivors who are suffering from domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault. Across all of its programs the goal is to provide the highest quality legal counsel with services that are completely client-centered, empowering their clients to make the best decisions possible for themselves and their families. 

The Celebrating Justice Benefit Dinner honored the Dobkin Family Foundation and Professor Gretchen Flint. The support of the Dobkin Family Foundation has been critical to allowing PWJC to expand their work in Northern Westchester. As the Executive Director of Clinical Education and Programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Professor Gretchen Flint has worked with PWJC for two decades to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of women and children in Westchester and beyond.

The 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. Serving Westchester and Putnam Counties, PWJC’s mission is to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness. 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.  (For more information:

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