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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's membership is comprised of sixty community-based sexual and domestic violence organizations in Massachusetts.

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JDI Launches 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Campaign

JDI s thrilled to announce the Chairpersons for the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign:


> Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
> Founder of HoodFit and MassHousing Director of Public Safety Thaddeus Miles

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined JDI to kick-off the 9th annual WRD Campaign. Read the 2016 Campaign Launch Press Release for more details about this year's Campaign.

A traveling exhibit created by Jane Doe Inc. entitled “Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood” features 13 men from all walks of life who have been active White Ribbon Day Ambassadors in Massachusetts. The exhibit, made possible with funding from Verizon Wireless HopeLine and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the creative services of VDA Productive of Marc Beaulieu Photography, will be shown across the Commonwealth to inspire other men and boys to take the pledge, wear the white ribbon and make a difference in promoting and creating safe relationships and communities.

Check back for schedule of where you can see the exhibit and how you can bring it to your community

JDI distributed 2015 Economic Empowerment Grants

On June 30, 2015, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined 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.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Time for Social Change

Awareness + Action = Social Change:  That's the theme the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence will advance and Jane Doe Inc. will promote this October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In solidarity with advocates and people affected by abuse, we will work to raise awareness, advocate for policies and systems to support survivors, promote prevention, and hold offenders accountable. We agree that to formulate a successful equation for safety and justice inclusive of everyone, an end violence and abuse, and healthy and safe relationships, we need to match our awareness with steadfast action.   Read more about how JDI is putting this equation into action and how you can be involved.
 

Together we can prevent and end abuse.

Kraft, Patriots, Prevention and Services: A winning combination

JDI is honored to announce a multi-year gift from Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. The grant will support the establishment of JDI's new Institute for Safety and Justice.  The Institute will be a comprehensive training and community building initiative for the Coalition's member programs and others in the field working to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence and end abuse.

The gift was announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at a press conference hosted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  The Office of the Attorney General will admister funding in partnership with JDI member Mentors in Violence Prevention for "Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership," a new high-school based initiative to prevent violence and abuse.

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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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.  

    


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