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  • Men for Change

    Men for Change

    JDI's Massachusetts White Ribbon Day calls on men and boys to help prevent violence against women by redefining manhood and masculinity. This annual campaign focuses on mentorship, youth, fatherhood, and prevention. Find Out More

  • Building a Safer World

    Building a Safer World

    JDI and its members work where sexual and domestic violence intersects with other anti-oppression, social justice efforts. We focus on ways we can prevent these human rights violations and promote social and political solutions. Read More

  • Advocating for Policy & Systems Change

    Advocating for Policy & Systems Change

    JDI and its member program strategize and mobilize for budget and legislative priorities as well as policy and practice improvements to create effective and life sustaining solutions that foster communities that are safe and healthy Read 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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A night of inspiration, conversation & community to support Jane Doe Inc.

 Join us for a special evening with one of the world's most creative & engaging though-leaders & change agents.

Eve Ensler

Tony Award winning playwright, performer and activist, author of The Vagina Monologues, and creator of One Billion Rising and V-Day

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Multicultural Arts Center

Get your tickets now for JDI's new signature event.

New White House Task Force to Address Campus Sexual Violence

On January 22, 2014, President Obama signed an historic Presidential memorandum establishing the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.  Over the next 90 days this inter-agency group will sift through the findings in the White House report, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, and develop recommendations to address this scourge on campuses throughout the nation.  As they proceed, JDI and our member rape crisis centers offer insights based on decades of activism and leadership in the anti-sexual violence movement.  

7th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day a huge success

Over 450 men and boys converged on the State House in Boston for the 7th annual campaign event.  Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, Pastor Ronald Odom, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and student performers from Phallacies at University of Massachusetts Amherst addressed the ways that men can - and are - making a difference in ending violence against women.  JDI invites you to get involved. Become an Ambassador or Affiliate.  Spread the word.

SHARE THIS VIDEO:  Governor Patrick featured in Public Service Announcement to promote WRD Campaign. Watch them now!

Lessons from the NFL Saga

While not the typical topic of conversation for those of us working in the sexual and domestic violence fields, we have been talking about the NFL almost non-stop since the news first broke about Ray Rice's assault of his then fiance now wife Janay Palmer Rice. Sexual and domestic violence are not specific to the NFL or its players, and the events of recent months offer profound teachable moments for those who work in the field and for each and every one of us.

Check out the hashtags #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft, and #HowIHelped for a sampling of the brave and courageous stories of survivors and those who have helped them in their journey to safety and justice.

JDI Applauds Passage of Comprehensive Domestic Violence Law

After years of advocacy, four of JDI's top priorities were passed as part of the comprehensive domestic violence bill signed by Governor Patrick on August 8, 2014.  Thanks to all the survivors who shared their stories and inspired us by their courage and strength.  Thanks also to the legisature for their leadership in passing this landmark piece of legislation.

JDI Launched LGBQ/T Campaign

Jane Doe Inc. in collaboration with our member program The Network/La Red has created the "I Want A World... Massachusetts" campaign to address sexual and domestic violence in the LGBQ/T (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender) communities.  Over twenty JDI member programs have signed on as Champions and Supporters.  Thirty Boston University First Year Student Opportunity Program participants learned about the issues and organized throughout Boston.

What kind of world do you envision?

Share your vision through video, art, music, and poetry.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with the hashtags #IWAWMA or #IWantaWorld.  Help spread the word.  Join the conversation and help us shape a world free of sexual and domestic violence for everyone.

Didn't make it to the launch party?  Check out the speeches by Boston City Councilor At Large Ayanna Pressley, AIDS Action Executive Director Carl Sciortino and Reverend Irene Monroe.

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