Thanks to Bob Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, JDI launches new "Initiative for Safety and Justice: Advancing Advocacy, Organizations and Leadership"
Directors from more than 40 organizations have participated so far in the executive leadership forums and have reported back that they are stronger leaders because of being convened, that they have developed networks of support with one another and that they have expanded their thinking about how to approach this evolving field.
Creating Opportunities, Fostering Activism: JDI's Internship Program A Success and Benefit for students and Coalition
Each semester JDI is fortunate to have tremendous interns from colleges and graduate schools at the Coalition. These interns contribute so much on a range of projects, research and activities. Our goal is for each to leave with increased skills and experience and a deeper understanding of and commitment to the social justice issues at the core of our work.
Read about our spring 2016 interns!
Six new people have joined the already talented and committed members of the JDI Board of Directors. They hail from member programs and the broader community and bring a wealth and diversity of experience and dedication. Take a minute to learn about these fabulous new board members. Read more here...
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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