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  • Building A Safer World

    Building A Safer World

    JDI and its members aim to support the safety, human rights, and dignity of victims and survivors everywhere. We believe that together we can prevent and end abuse by promoting solutions. Read More

  • Making Change

    Making Change

    JDI and its member programs work together to ensure that policies and practices of our public services and systems, state and federal legislation, and budget priorities reflect the needs and experiences of victims and survivors. Read More

  • Reimagining Roles for Men

    Reimagining Roles for Men

    JDI's Massachusetts White Ribbon Day campaign calls on men and boys to become a part of the solution in ending violence against women by reimagining manhood and masculinities. This annual campaign focuses on mentorship and prevention, fatherhood and the youth voice. Find Out More

Jane Doe Inc. Building Safer Communities

JDI is a coalition of 60 local member programs working together with our allies to find lasting solutions that promote the safety, liberty, and dignity for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. We work for social change to help create a world free of violence and abuse.

Stories of Hope: The Women's Center

Tina’s Story from The Women's Center.

Tina was paroled to Artemis II from Bristol County House of Correction.  After her parole ended, she stayed in shelter and worked the program through March 2011.  Tina used the skills she had learned in the program to obtain two jobs while living in shelter, reunified with all three of her children with help from the Department of Child & Family (DCF), and moved into her own apartment in the Family Preservation Program, a housing program she accessed through High Point Treatment Center.  She is currently co-facilitating an Anger Management Group at PAACA.  She continues to maintain her sobriety, volunteer in the community, and keeps in contact with us.

After leaving the program, she sent the following note to Artemis II:  “I want to say that I admire the women on your staff and I am grateful for the opportunity to have had them in my life.  You have given me a chance to grow as a woman and be a better mother for my children.  I am living my dream today and it is because of this program and the staff that didn’t give up on me.  You are truly a blessing in my life. I will carry you with me each and every day.  Thinking of you always, Tina.”

 

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The Kelly Timilty It's Your Business Breakfast is May 5, 2016

 You're invited!  We hope you will join our Emcee Karen Holmes Ward from Channel 5, the Timilty Family and more as we make clear that, as critical public health and public safety issues, sexual and domestic violence are everyone's business.

This year, JDI is presenting the Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to Verizon. Verizon is being honored for their years-long commitment to supporting survivors of abuse and efforts to prevent and end sexual and domestic violence.

We hope you will join us to lend your support and help make our communities safer today and for future generations.

Click here to register today! 

Thanks to Bob Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, JDI launches new "Initiative for Safety and Justice: Advancing Advocacy, Organizations and Leadership"

After a quiet launch of the Initiative for Safey and Justice with two incredible convenings of the executive leadership of our member organizations, JDI is set to host  a third gathering for this group in June and a forum on secondary and historical trauma and self-care for JDI member programs and others working with people impacted by sexual and domestic violence. 

Directors from more than 40 organizations have participated so far in the executive leadership forums and have reported back that they are stronger leaders because of being convened, that they have developed networks of support with one another and that they have expanded their thinking about how to approach this evolving field.

On May 11 in Springfield and May 12 in Boston, JDI will host "Trauma Stewardship: An Every Day Guide to Caring for Self while Caring for Others" with internationally acclaimed author and trauma worker Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The program is the first of a series of activities to address secondary and historical trauma and its impact on entire communities and our responses to violence. 

Click here for details on Trauma Stewardship forums. Registration opens April 14.

Creating Opportunities, Fostering Activism: JDI's Internship Program A Success and Benefit for students and Coalition

Each semester JDI is fortunate to have tremendous interns from colleges and graduate schools at the Coalition.  These interns contribute so much on a range of projects, research and activities.  Our goal is for each to leave with increased skills and experience and a deeper understanding of and commitment to the social justice issues at the core of our work.

Read about our spring 2016 interns!

Welcome JDI's New Board Members

Six new people have joined the already talented and committed members of the JDI Board of Directors. They hail from member programs and the broader community and bring a wealth and diversity of experience and dedication.  Take a minute to learn about these fabulous new board members.  Read more here...

Record numbers participate in JDI's 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Event

Campaign Honorary Chair Governor Charlie Baker and Campaign Co-chairs Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Thaddeus Miles welcomed over 500 people - mostly men and boys - to the State House on March 3, 2016 for the annual WRD Proclamation and Pledge Event. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and dozens of other elected officials also participated in this
rocking event - filled with the powerful poetry of a transgender youth, the uplifting song by a community activist and parent, personal and professional narratives and community building.
 
 
If you are looking for inspiration and want to know more about what we mean by reimagining manhood and finding solutions to end violence against women and gender-based violence, listen to the speeches. 

Click here for the full playlist of all the videos.

Find out more about the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign and how you can be involved!!

Not One More: JDI Report on Domestic Violence Homicides in MA

On October 2, 2015, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jane Doe Inc. released a report on data gathered regarding deaths in Massachusetts that were identified as having a connection to domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence in the report). 

Primarily through media sources and other public records, Jane Doe Inc. identified 247 incidents connected to domestic violence that resulted in a total loss of life in Massachusetts of 334 people during this ten-year period.

Jane Doe Inc. designed "Not One More" in order to expand awareness and knowledge and to mobilize continued efforts to prevent domestic violence and related homicides.  We also hope to honor the lives lost to domestic violence by sharing information about these incidents and calling on individuals, communities, systems and policy makers to join our efforts to prevent abuse.  This report is part of JDI's ongoing work to prevent domestic violence homicides.

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