Campaign to Help Break Silence on Domestic Violence

The Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School (PWJC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to October 5. This year’s event, “Celebrating 20 Years of Justice for Women,” will honor Alayne Katz, Esq. and Tamara A. Mitchel, Esq., for their dedicated work with the Center. For more information on the event or the Pace Women’s Justice Center, visit www.law.pace.edu/wjc or contact Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069. (Left: Purple ribbons are a symbol of bravery and supporters are encouraged to wear purple, or to tie purple ribbons around trees during October to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo credit: Patch.com).

From the Bronxville-Eastchester Patch.com:

“In addition to Hope’s Door in Pleasantville, My Sister’s Place runs emergency shelters in Yonkers and White Plains. In addition, the Pace University Women’s Justice Center offers assistance, as does the county District Attorney’s office, which opened the Family Justice Center in 2010 to offer a range of services in addition to legal support for victims of domestic violence, which includes child abuse and elder abuse along with intimate partner abuse, said D.A. spokeswoman Tracy Everson. The D.A.’s office prosecuted over 2,700 cases of domestic violence in 2010.

During October, Hope’s Door is holding several events to help raise awareness of domestic violence, including a seminar for lawyers and a symposium exploring faith-based perspectives. They also run an ongoing series of workshops to help doctors and social recognize the sings of domestic abuse and run an extensive network of referral services.”

Read the full article here.

From a press release from Pace Law School:

WHITE PLAINS, NY —The Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School (PWJC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to October 5. This year’s event, “Celebrating 20 Years of Justice for Women,” will honor Alayne Katz, Esq. and Tamara A. Mitchel, Esq., for their dedicated work with the Center. For more information on the event or the Pace Women’s Justice Center, visit www.law.pace.edu/wjc or contact Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069.

The Women’s Justice Center is a nonprofit legal center within Pace Law School whose mission is to end abuse by providing direct legal representation for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, as well as training, community education and outreach, service coordination, and information and referrals. Since its founding in 1991, PWJC has become the largest civil legal services provider in Westchester County specializing in domestic violence and elder abuse. With a staff of 13 attorneys and over 7,200 hours contributed by pro bono attorneys, volunteers and law students annually, PWJC provides free legal services to over 2,800 clients and conducts hundreds of clinics, trainings, presentations and community outreach events.

In addition to its offices on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains, PWJC attorneys are based in walk-in offices in the Family Courthouses in White Plains and Yonkers, where they offer essential frontline, often life-saving emergency legal services on a walk-in basis for victims and survivors of domestic violence. PWJC’s programs and activities also include Elder Law Clinics, a Legal Helpline, a Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel (which matches middle-income clients with low-fee or sliding scale attorneys), Pro Bono Legal Project, free legal clinics, numerous specialized trainings and presentations, community outreach, and publication and distribution of “plain language” legal information.

Reporters are welcome to attend the dinner with advanced notice to Lauren Rubenstein. The Women’s Justice Center’s director, attorneys, students and clients are also available to speak to the media on request.

Contact:

Lauren Rubenstein
Manager, Media Relations
Pace Law School
ph. 914.422.4389
cell 914.329.8680

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