We are a survivor focused not-for-profit law firm with a holistic approach to healing and justice.
We have developed a unique, comprehensive approach to help survivors navigate their legal case, and therapeutic options provided by our
The Survivors Justice Center uses the civil court system to pursue justice for victims of sexual assault and to help them hold their perpetrators accountable. We work together with clients to determine the best legal path, whether it is going to civil trial, participating in mediation, or using a restorative justice model.
Money should never be a barrier to justice. We offer our legal services free of charge.
SJC is committed to seeing each client as an individual and understanding the particular needs of each sexual assault victim. Through a holistic, survivor-centered approach, we strive to create a safe, supportive environment for each of our clients. Our staff undergo specialized training in how to provide caring and effective support to those who have experienced trauma.
We understand the importance of a holistic approach to meeting the needs of our clients during the legal process. Through our collaborations with other not-for-profit organizations we facilitate our clients receiving the therapeutic, and social services they need.
Not-for-profit organizations we refer our clients to include Ackerman Family Institute, Crime Victims Treatment Center, Her Justice, Jewish Board and Family Services, My Sisters’ Place, Safe Horizons, and Sanctuary for Families.
A unique approach
SJC is committed to understanding the needs of each sexual assault victim by breaking through the barriers to justice and filling the justice gap. Every victim — regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or financial situation — deserves the opportunity to hold their assailant accountable through the legal process and have access to therapeutic support and help.
Through a client-centered model that takes into consideration each victim’s individual needs, we explore the resources available with our clients and decide on the next steps. Those steps may include getting our client the non-legal services they need, such as counseling or shelter. It also means either waiting to start a civil suit until the survivor is emotionally ready or starting a legal case immediately. All these decisions are made together with our clients and guided by what is in their best interest. For each survivor, “what is in their best interest” may be different.