JDI s thrilled to announce the Chairpersons for the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign:
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
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.
Together we can prevent and end abuse.
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.
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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