Changing Systems
Transforming Lives

Who We Are

When we look at the current landscape of gender-based violence, we see proof that the justice system isn’t always just.

And from there, we see solutions.

We are BWJP: a collective of national policy and practice centers at the intersection of gender-based violence and legal systems. If you’re looking for resources, training, consultations or research, then you’re in the right place.


Welcome the New Defense Center!

BWJP is incredibly excited to announce that both the Board of Directors for BWJP and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (“NCDBW”) have voted to join the NCDBW with BWJP. NCDBW will now become one of BWJP’s national centers and will be renamed the National Defense Center for Criminalized Survivors (“Defense Center”).

Check out the defense center!

We see a better future for survivors, but we can't get there on our own

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  • Support systems that ensure equitable access for all survivors
  • Educate communities and offer real solutions for change
  • Develop policy initiatives that support evidence-based change


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