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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
Making a Difference Benefit Dinner
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY
Senior Law Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
For more information: call 914-813-6300 or visit


PWJC in the News

June 17, 2016
The Journal News
June 8, 2016
On Wednesday, June 8, PWJC was awarded a grant of $100,000 from Impact100 Westchester. With this grant, PWJC will renovate the ground floor of the main office and create Gail's House: a walk-in legal resource and information center for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. Click here to read the official press release.
Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, talks with Haina Just-Michael, host of the New Rochelle League of Women Voters cable television series, "City People and Issues." She explains how women can get a range of legal assistance on such problems as domestic violence and elder abuse. Click here to watch.
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.