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The voices of survivors, member programs, and community allies, joining together in one voice, are essential in order to affect social change to end violence and oppression in our society. Every voice is important.

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"Throughout the years being an active member of Jane Doe Inc. has given me the opportunity to participate in many activities to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the opportunity to improve my professional skills attending trainings and webinars. The tremendous impact we make as part of the Jane Doe coalition is unmeasurable for every agency, advocate, client and community member." ~ Claudia Segura - JDI Coalition Member and Advocate

FY13 State Budget Signed

Governor Patrick signed the FY2013 budget on Sunday, July 8, 2012 with no changes from the amounts in the House/Senate Conference Committee recommendation to the 3 main line items for which JDI advocates.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention & Treatment Services = $5,514,340
(DPH Line Item 4513-1130)

Support Services for People at Risk of Domestic Violence = $ 21,455,430
(DCF Line Item 4800-1400)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Pediatric SANE = $ 3,160,740
(DPH Line item 4510-0810)

While the final amounts for 4513-1130 and 4800-1400 are a bit higher than last year, the funding level for core sexual and domestic vioelnce services have not yet returned to the pre-cut levels in FY2009.  For a five year analysis of funding, click here.

JDI also advocated for related housing and support services to assist victims of sexual and domestic violence.  For instance, SAFEPLAN was funded at $741,199.

Thanks to all of you for your tireless advocacy throughout this process. We will continue to engage you as opportunities come up for supplemental budget funding and as we get ready for FY2014.

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