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"Until women can live free of the fear of domestic and sexual violence I will continue to raise my voice and partner with JDI. I want to motivate and inspire others to reimagine manhood so that the next generation of young boys and girls expect relationships to be loving, caring, and respectful and that they learn to cope with disappointment, breakup, and disagreement in civil, respectful, nonviolent ways. " ~ Peter Roby - 2014 White Ribbon Day Campaign Co-Chair

FY2016 Budget Ask for Sexual and Domestic Violence Services

An additional $6.134 million in funds for sexual and domestic violence services will make a significant difference in the ability of local programs to respond to and meet the needs in their communities. Specifically, it will 1) finally restore the funding cuts from FY2009 for sexual assault, including culturally specific services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender and immigrant communities, and batterer’s intervention programs; 2) increase capacity for community based domestic violence services of another advocate per 100,000 individuals across Massachusetts; and 3) support medical accompaniment by a rape crisis advocate in the Berkshires, south shore and northeast regions. 

For more details:

Overview of FY2016 Budget Request

DPH Line Item 4513-1130Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention & Treatment Services

DCF Line Item 4800-1400Support Services for People at Risk of Domestic Violence

DPH Line item 4510-0810Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Pediatric SANE

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