Catalyst Award Honoree

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Her Justice

Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by providing critical free legal services to women who couldn’t otherwise afford them, women who must go through the civil justice system to access basic rights like financial autonomy and freedom from abuse. On average, each year, 14 Her Justice lawyers mentor more than 1,800 volunteer attorneys, reaching over 7,500 women and children for a total of 70,000+ hours donated, representing over $40 million in value. All of our clients are women living in poverty in New York City: over 90% are women of color, 80% have survived intimate partner violence, 70% were born in another country and 69% are mothers. Based on the lived experience of the thousands of women we serve, we also advocate for important reform at the policy level to address inequities and inefficiencies within the civil justice system.