Partners for Women and Justice, a Bloomfield based non-profit, recently received a $25,000 grant from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. The grant will support Partners’ work to provide free legal assistance to low-income victims and survivors of domestic violence. The heightened prevalence and severity of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic has created a greater demand for Partners’ services.
“We are thrilled the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is supporting Partners’ work with a very generous grant,” says Executive Director, Julie A. Murphy. “Sadly, domestic violence victims are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The support of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund will allow us to help even more victims of domestic violence.”
Partners for Women and Justice is a 501(c)(3) organization. Since its founding in 2002, Partners has helped thousands of victims and their children secure orders of protection, child support awards and safe visitation and custody arrangements. Partners’ programs provide technical and procedural advice, counsel and legal advice, pro bono legal representation and referrals. Partners strives to empower victims to assert control over their own lives and take steps to protect themselves and their children. For more information about Partners for Women and Justice, visit http://www.pfwj.org.
The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund was created in 2020 to quickly address the urgent needs created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Fund has provided grants to more than 500 organizations and also provides direct cash assistance to the most vulnerable in our communities. For more information, visit http://njprf.org.