JDI nominated member program director Becky Lockwood to receive one of this year's Visionary Voice Awards. The award presentation was held on the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month on April 30, 2013 at the Center for Women & Community on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. District Attorney David Sullivan, MA Department of Public Health staff Marci Diamond and others were on hand for the celebration. View the clips!
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who were affected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Our thanks goes out to all those who responded and provided safetey, support and services. We gain strength from the courage on display this week as it is every day by those working for peace and justice. Recent reoprts that one of the suspects had a history of domestic violence raises red flags for dv advocates and experts. Read the statement from JDI.
If you are looking for resources for yourselves and your children, we have posted a few items on our website at www.janedoe.org/marathon.
Check out JDI's new Public Service Announcement featuring Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and former State Senator and present American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts CEO Jarrett Barrios, Co-Chairs of our 6th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign. On March 7, 2013, get ready to join with hundreds of men and boys at the State House for our Governor's Proclamation Event.
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for making the 3rd Annual It's Your Business Breakfast such a huge success. JDI was pleased to present the Inaugural Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to Attorneys Sue Finegan and Peter Biagetti and the law firm of Mintz Levin.
Click here for photos, remarks and video.
The state budget now goes to Conference Committee where the differences between the House and Senate versions will be worked out. JDI and our members will continue to advocate for an increase in state funding to close the gaps in services that put hundreds, if not thousands, of Massachusetts victims of sexual and domestic violence at risk.
YOU CAN HELP! Contact your Senator and Representative today! Click here for the latest budget action alerts.
Read more about our budget request.
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