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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.”


7th Annual MA White Ribbon Day - March 6, 2014



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Diane B. Patrick, First Lady of Commonwealth, to receive JDI's Advocate for Justice Award

Join us on May 8th at the "It's Your Business Breakfast" to support Jane Doe Inc. The Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award will be presented to Diane B. Patrick, First Lady of Commonwealth, in recognition of all she has done to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  

For sponsorship and ticket information, go to:  janedoe.org/IYBB2014.

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!

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.  

FY2015 House Budget Cuts Funding for Services

On Wednesday, April 9, the House Ways & Means Committee's recommendations for the FY2015 Budget fall far short of what is already needed to meet current needs of sexual and domestic violence survivors in Massachusetts.  On the heels of the comprehensive domestic and sexual violence legislation passed by the House the day before, the cut in funding for domestic violence services and level funding for sexual violence services took JDI and advocates by surprise.  We need your help advocating for increased funding in the coming budget.  Click here for details and action steps.

Sexual and Domestic Violence in Rural Communities

Economic security is a central issue for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  Check out the resoruces from the "Advancing the Economic Security of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Summit" cosponsored by JDI and the Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Project along with our members from Elizabeth Freeman Center, NELCWIT, and the Center for Women and Community of the University of Massachusetts.  JDI member programs Safe Passage, YWCA of Central Massachusetts, HarborCOV, and DOVE also participated.

The photos capture the postive energy for creating new collaborations and finding new solutions to address the needs of survivors in rural communities.  The story also captured the attention of the media.

More details are available on the press release.

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