University of Massachusetts, Granby Junior-Senior High School students honored for White Ribbon Campaign videos
May 1, 2013
- JDI's White Ribbon Day Campaign inspired the Northwest District Attorney's Office to sponsor a student video contest. The winning videos were made by Granby Junior-Senior High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
April 30, 2013
WWLP Channel 22
- JDI nominated Becky Lockwood for this year's Visionary Voice Award.
March 12, 2013
- JDI's Craig Norberg-Bohm comments on denigrating messages about women not being acceptable in light of event at South by Southwest event.
March 8, 2013
State House News Service
- Hours after a 20-year-old Wayland man was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his former high school girlfriend, domestic violence prevention advocates stressed the urgency in ending violence against women during a State House event.
February 20, 2013
Somerville Journal/Wicked Local Somerville
- February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Local programs such as RESPOND in Somerville and Casa Myrna in Boston share their expertise about how sexual and domestic violence impact teens and what we can do to stop it.
January 2, 2013
- Boston Globe editorial on December 31, 2012 remembers those who died in 2012 as a result of domestic violence related homicide. The number of such homicides was lower in 2012 than years past--12 in 2012 compared to 26 in 2011 and 32 in 2010 to 26--additionally 8 perpetrators were either killed or committed suicide. "Advocates for Jane Doe Inc., which tracks the numbers of victims, emphasize that more vigilance is necessary to address a problem that remains epidemic in American society. Data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey indicate that, every minute, 24 American adults are victims of physical assault, rape, or stalking."
November 25, 2012
- Author Lucy Berrington looks at how domestic violence terrorizes children and what domestic violence programs are trying to do about it.
October 23, 2012
- JDI Communications Director Toni Troop spoke at the vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Turners Falls sponsored by JDI member program, NELCWIT.
September 2, 2012
Boston Globe Magazine
- Reporter Barry Nolan writes about men's groups who believe that males are being victimized by out-of-control judges and politicians and who are working to undo years of progress in supporting victims and survivors. Nolan's article shows how wrong and dangerous these guys are and why they need to be stopped. JDI responds to his article as well.
August 31, 2012
- New phone app targets teens and sends unhealthy message about pregnancy.
August 23, 2012
State House News Service
- Victims of domestic violence will have greater leeway to end their rental leases to protect their safety without fear of financial penalty under a bill moving toward passage in the Legislature. After years of advocacy by JDI and our allies, the Coalition is hopeful of its passage.
July 10, 2012
State House News Service
- JDI commented on the domestic violence related charges against Rep. Carlos Henriquez.
May 17, 2012
- Students at Lowell High took part in White Ribbon Day where the students pledged to end violence against women in a ceremony with Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone, school leaders, Craig Norberg-Bohm of Jane Doe Inc. and Kathy Kelley, executive director of Alternative House.
March 14, 2012
By Elizabeth Roman, The Republican
- Three years after the murder of Ana Cruz, her husband was found guilty of murder. This article explores how domestic violence impacts on the family, friends and community.
March 6, 2012
The Daily Free Press, by Amelia Pak-Harvey
- This is the third part of a series examining how Boston University handles cases of sexual assault, in response to the two separate arrests of men’s hockey players for sexual assault in the last two months.
The spotlight following the arrests of two Boston University hockey players has revealed that some universities have more resources and codes for sexual assault reaction than BU.
February 24, 2012
Boston Globe, by Bella English
- This articles tells the story of the murder charges against Cara Lee Rintala for allegedly killing her wife Annamarie Cochrane Rintala. The article also speaks to the existence of domestic violence within the LGBT community.
February 20, 2012
- Under the leadership of Coach Fred Jewett, the Hingham Boys Track Team has demonstrated the important role that student-athletes and their coaches can play in creating and promoting sportsmanship as well as safe relationships and communities. Team recognized for their involvement with JDI's White Ribbon Day.
February 17, 2012
Boston Herald, by O’Ryan Johnson
- JDI asks questions about private guided tour of the Vatican for Massachusetts man facing multiple counts of child rape.
January 24, 2012
News@ Northeastern, by Jason Kornwitz
- Coaches, players and athletic directors for Boston’s Beanpot schools joined forces with community leaders on Monday at the State House to make a public declaration of their commitment to end violence against women.
January 23, 2012
Boston.com Town Correspondent, Johanna Kaiser
- Players, coaches, and athletic directors from the four hockey teams that compete in the annual Beanpot Tournament--Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University--joined state officials and local district attorneys at the State House on Monday to encourage men and boys speak out against sexual assault and domestic violence.
January 10, 2012
State House News Service, By Colleen Quinn
- The law would require state employers with more than 50 employees to give up to 15 days of leave in any 12-month period to someone suffering from domestic violence abuse.
December 31, 2011
Boston Globe Editorial
- Each year The Boston Globe devotes a section of its editorial page to an In Memoriam to those killed in a domestic violence homicide in 2011.
November 1, 2011
State House News Service, By Kyle Cheney
- JDI joined other advocates to urge the Committee on Housing to back legislation that would protect victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or stalking from discrimination. This bill is one of JDI's legislative priorities.
October 30, 2011
- JDI one of a dozen groups to receive a grant from The Verizon Foundation to support programs that engage men in the prevention of domestic violence, promote healthy relationships among teens and young adults, and use technology to improve the reach of services that help survivors.
October 3, 2011
Boston Metro, by Michael Naughton
- JDI has long supported efforts to enhance protections against the abuse of pets. On October 5, 2011The Massachusetts Legislature is considering several bills to address this issue.
October 2, 2011
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, by Scott J. Croteau
- JDI and Pathways for Change question the statistics on forcible rape in the most recent FBI's Uniform Crime Report. Drop in reports does not match experience of local sexual assault program or law enforcement.
August 25, 2011
Bay Windows and The Rainbow Times
- JDI has joined with a coalition of domestic violence organizations, including the The Network/La Red, HarborCOV (Communities Overcoming Violence), Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP), Fenway Community Health's Violence Recovery Program, and the GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition to address the uptick in domestic violence homicides in the LGBTQ community. A community vigil is planned for mid-September.
August 1, 2011
State House News Service, By Kyle Cheney
- Advocates for fathers are mounting a ballot effort to repeal the state’s restraining order law, arguing that it has been overused and misapplied in a way that discriminates against men and breaks up families. JDI will take this repeal effort seriously and stands ready to remind the public that restraining orders offer serious, necessary and life-saving protection for thousands of victims of domestic violence and their children each year.
July 11, 2011
Boston Globe - Letters to Editor
- JDI offered a different perspective in this letter to the editor than the one put forth by Ned Holstein of Fathers and Families in a recent Globe Magazine interview (First Person, June 19). JDI continues to advocate against changing the "best interest of the child" standard in current child custody laws.
June 21, 2011
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, by John J. Monahan
- After meeting with officials of rape crisis centers in Boston, State Rep. Ryan C. Fattman, R-Sutton, has revised controversial remarks made two weeks ago about illegal immigrant crime victims seeking help from police.
June 11, 2011
Boston Globe, By Travis Andersen
- A freshman state lawmaker defended yesterday statements he made earlier in the week that suggested that illegal immigrants who are raped should be afraid to contact police, saying that his remarks were “misportrayed’’ in a newspaper article.
June 8, 2011
Brockton Post Online
- Brockton resident Lovern Augustine and her mother Jennifer walked side-by-side from D.W. Field to the Raymond School as a statement against the continuation of a cycle that saw both mother and daughter become victims of domestic violence—a cycle both want to end with them. Augustine organized the walk to benefit Penelope's Place and Family and Community Resources.
March 18, 2011
Boston Herald, by O’Ryan Johnson and Laurel Sweet
- State police spokesman David Procopio said troopers notified the public as soon as they saw fit, adding that troopers worked around the clock hunting Addeo. He said there is no evidence that Addeo re-offended while he was on the run.
March 4, 2011
State House News Service, by Matt Murphy
- Advocates for domestic violence prevention unfurled a banner yesterday on the front steps of the State House, featuring the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day pledge: “From this day forward, I promise to be part of the solution in ending violence against women.’’
February 27, 2011
Boston Herald, By Marie Szaniszlo
- Neighbors of a 28-year-old Dorchester woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death said they routinely heard the couple arguing violently. But when one of them allegedly heard the pair’s final fight Friday morning, instead of calling police, he “turned on the music.”
February 23, 2011
Boston Globe, By Maria Cramer
- A Boston police officer who was once suspended for fighting with his girlfriend has checked himself into an addiction and mental health treatment center after officers arrested him in the alleged beating of his wife, prosecutors said yesterday.
August 13, 0226
- As part of the statewide White Ribbon Day Campaign sponsored by Jane Doe Inc., Revere, Everett and Chelsea are calling on men in their communities to help put an end to violence against women.