Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers.
For survivors of domestic violence, having a lawyer by your side can make the difference between long-term stability and extreme poverty—even homelessness. There is no right to counsel on financial issues in Family Court or divorce matters—like child or spousal support, maintenance (alimony) or the distribution of property in a divorce. As a result, an overwhelming majority of impoverished women end up navigating the legal system alone. Teamed up with a lawyer, our clients get a fighting chance to overcome abuse and poverty. On average, Her Justice clients obtain a 75% increase in their income after representation.
"You and your team saved me and my children. During a time in my life when I felt the most alone and powerless, you gave me the gift of hope." —Anna*, a Her Justice client.
You can help more women, like Anna*, by fundraising or making a gift today!
We stretch every dollar you donate to provide $6 of high-quality legal services. Your donation will ensure that women, who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, gain access to the legal protections they need to transform their lives.
*Client’s name has been changed to protect her identity.