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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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JDI to distribute 2015 Economic Empowerment Grants

On June 30, 2015, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join Jane Doe Inc. and The Allstate Foundation to present the 2015 Economic Empowerment Grants totaling $10,000 to 11 sexual and domestic violence agencies on behalf of 14 survivors from across the Commonwealth.  Once you read about the creative ways that survivors will use these funds ranging from $500 to $1000, you will understand how this modest investment is reaping enormous benefits for survivors and their families.  With support from The Allstate Foundation, JDI has distributed 41grants since 2012 through our member programs as part of our commitment to supporting the economic stability and self-sufficiency of survivors.

Over 500 attend JDI's 8th Annual White Ribbon Day Event at

On Thursday, March 5th more than 500 men and allies from community groups, high schools and colleges, businesses, government and the military gathered in the State House for our 8th Annual Statewide Proclamation Event.   Check out the photos.  Speeches will be posted soon!

This year’s theme, Reimagine Manhood, aims to engage men and boys to be part of solution in ending violence against women by shifting the norms associated with manhood to value respect, compassion and non-violence as an antidote to the abuse of power in relationships and society.

To help spread this message , Jane Doe Inc. worked with Press Pass TV to create a series of Public Service Announcements. Please share with your friends and tag: #ReimagineManhood

4 Ways to Support Jane Doe Inc.

Looking for a special gift for a loved one?  Here are four ideas for gift giving and supporting Jane Doe Inc. at the same time.

A silk necktie. A gem-studded bead.  Donations in lieu of gifts. Payroll deduction.  

    

JDI Advocates to fill gaps in sexual and domestic violence services

JDI's current top legislative priority is an increase in funding for sexual and domestic violence servicse in the Commonwealth's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.  JDI’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 aims to fill gaps in services so that all victims in every part of the Commonwealth have access to quality, timely and culturally appropriate responses and services.

At JDI's Annual Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Day in March, Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to the importance of civic engagement and the role of advocates and survivors in the policy making processSexual and domestic violence advocates from across Massachusetts met with every member of the House and Senate to discuss the needs and services for victims, survivors and their families.

JDI honored Speaker DeLeo with the Kelly Timilty "Advocate for Justice Award"

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the beautiful Algonquin Club, over 150 people gathered to support JDI as we presented the Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.  "As a society we must do everything in our power to stem the tragic tide of intimate partner violenceand sexual violence,” said Speaker DeLeo. Read the full Press Release.  Watch the inspiring remarks and check out the photo gallery.  

Special thanks to our Diamond Sponsors, The TJX Companies and Verizon and all of our sponsors and supporters.  See you next year!

 

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.


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