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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.

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"Educating our communities and elected officials about the needs of survivors in our local cities and towns requires year round focus. JDI is our pathway to informing and influencing the state and national agenda to end sexual and domestic violence." ~ Karen Cavanaugh, Executive Director of Womanshelter/Companeras. PICTURE: Staff from The Center for Hope & Healing with Attorney General Maura Healey at JDI Advocacy Day.

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

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Jane Doe Inc. will present the Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to First Lady of the Commonwealth Diane B. Patrick.  Mrs. Patrick has been an outstanding advocate in the Commonwealth's ongoing efforts to promote safety, healing and justice for all survivor and victims of sexual and domestic violence.  Her leadership on this issue has made a difference in so many lives.

From the minute she decided to share her own story as a survivor of domestic violence, Mrs. Patrick personified the movement to end all forms of abuse. She has traveled around the state, meeting survivors, speaking with advocates, educators and business leaders, and spreading the message of hope and prevention.

The award presentation will take place at JDI’s annual “It’s Your Business Breakfast”hosted by the Timilty Family at the Alogonquin Club, 217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Doors open at 8:00 AM; program runs from 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM.  Media welcome.

For more information: www.janedoe.org/iybb2014.

A bit about Jane Doe Inc.

Jane Doe Inc. is the only statewide coalition against sexual and domestic violence in Massachusetts.  Along with our nearly 60 member organizations and countless partners in the business, government and civic arenas, Jane Doe Inc. works to foster social change, to promote policies and best practices and to support survivors, hold offenders accountable and help end the violence and abuse.  Jane Doe Inc. is in the midst of state budget advocacy to ensure there are resources for critical life-saving services, working on the most comprehensive domestic violence legislation considered in Massachusetts in years, gearing up to launch a LGBQ/T awareness and prevention campaign, and so much more.   


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