Partners Annual Report 2023

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Our mission

Welcome to Partners (formally Partners for Women and Justice), a non-profit public interest law firm committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. We have been dedicated to providing legal representation, advice, and counseling sessions to those in need. Our mission extends beyond gender boundaries, as we proudly serve women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Bienvenido a Partners (formalmente Partners for Women and Justice), un bufete de abogados de interés público sin fines de lucro comprometido a tener un impacto significativo en las vidas de las víctimas de violencia doméstica y agresión sexual. Nos hemos dedicado a brindar representación legal y sesiones de asesoramiento a quienes lo necesitan. Nuestra misión se extiende más allá de las fronteras de género, ya que servimos con orgullo a mujeres y miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ+.


At Partners, we firmly believe that everyone deserves equal access to justice, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, or background. We understand that domestic violence and sexual assault can affect anyone, and it is crucial for victims to recognize the warning signs and know when to seek help. We strive to empower individuals by not only advocating for procedural and legislative changes to benefit victims but also by equipping them with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate these challenging situations.


En Partners, creemos firmemente que todas las personas merecen un acceso igualitario a la justicia, independientemente de su raza, etnia, género, orientación u origen. Entendemos que la violencia doméstica y la agresión sexual pueden afectar a cualquier persona, y es crucial que las víctimas reconozcan las señales y sepan cuándo buscar ayuda. Nos esforzamos por empoderar a las personas no solo abogando por cambios procesales y legislativos que beneficien a las víctimas, sino también equipándolas con el conocimiento y los recursos necesarios para navegar estas situaciones desafiantes.

Who We Serve


Partners Website Our Impact Outcomes 2023


MARY’s Story: Breaking

My Partners attorney negotiated an agreement that provided me with protection from Josh, provided Josh limited visitation with Grace, and included child support that enabled us to have a safe home away from him. The day the agreement was finalized, I cried tears of joy. It was a relief to know that we would finally be safe.


Our mission is to provide equal access to justice for these individuals by offering quality legal assistance in domestic violence, sexual violence and family law matters. With over two decades of experience, we have helped over 4,000 victims find safety and stability through our legal representation, counseling sessions, and advocacy efforts. Our team of dedicated attorneys and client advocates work tirelessly to navigate the legal system, secure protective orders, and address various legal needs such as child and spousal support, visitation, and custody matters.

Nuestra misión es proporcionar igualdad de a la justicia para estas personas ofreciendo asistencia legal de calidad en asuntos de violencia doméstica, violencia sexual y derecho de familia. Con más de dos décadas de experiencia, hemos ayudado a más de 4,000 víctimas a encontrar seguridad y estabilidad a través de nuestra representación legal, sesiones de asesoramiento y esfuerzos de defensa. Nuestro equipo de abogados dedicados y defensores de clientes trabaja incansablemente para navegar por el sistema legal, obtener órdenes de protección y abordar diversas necesidades legales, como manutención de hijos y cónyuges, visitas y asuntos de custodia.


Advocating for Victims

Partners’ advocacy strives to advance legal protections and justice for survivors throughout the Garden State. We focus on the issues affecting marginalized survivors and work to eliminate racism and misogyny in the civil and criminal systems.


As a volunteer attorney for Partners, you will represent domestic violence victims seeking final restraining orders, safe visitation and custody arrangements, and child support. You may also have the opportunity to provide advice and counsel to empower self-represented victims.  

liz presnell esq. pro bono attorney Partners dometic violence

Pro Bono Profile: Liz Presnell, Esq.

Liz is just one of the extraordinary pro bono attorneys who step up to help domestic violence victims transform into survivors. Click below to read what makes Liz tick and why she volunteers for Partners.

Our Supporters

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey awarded Partners a grant to support our efforts to expand access to legal services for victims by creating a user-friendly website for victims to access our services and to support the future launch of the volunteer resource portal.