What We Do
We work with our membership and a host of public and private partners to create policies and explore innovative solutions that improve the lives of survivors. We seek to prevent gender-based violence by changing the lens through which people view the experiences of survivors and by promoting equity and justice for everyone.
Our work complements the life-saving and healing services provided by our 55 community-based member organizations from the Berkshires to the Cape and everywhere in between.
What’s Up at JDI
Remarks by Debra J. Robbin, JDI's Executive DirectorApril 21, 2021 at a SAAM Event hosted by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito I am honored to be here today as the Executive Director of Jane Doe Inc (JDI), as an Advocate and as a survivor of sexual assault. I want to extend...
A Statement From JDI On March 16, 2021, a white gunman in Atlanta Georgia went on a killing spree targeting members of the Asian community, killing six women and two men, and placing the blame on the victims themselves. Meanwhile too many are attempting to divorce...
When JDI hosted the first statewide Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign in 2007, we didn't know what to expect. Today, we know that YOU and thousands more across the Commonwealth have embraced the values of this campaign and your actions to help end gender-based...
JDI has been at the forefront of this work in Massachusetts for decades, changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make our communities safer today and for future generations. We’ve come a long way in exposing these issues that too often remain hidden and thrive on silence. As the collective community enters a brave new dialogue around gender-based violence, we continue to offer leadership, expertise, and advocacy to help survivors heal and advance justice.
No act is too small. You can sign up for JDI’s action alerts, work with us to address sexual violence on your college campus, join thousands of boys and men engaged in our #ReimagineManhood initiative, or share your time and talents with JDI and our member programs across the Commonwealth.
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When you donate to JDI, you express your commitment to social justice and a world free of violence. Your charitable contribution is an investment: an investment in safer communities, an investment in saving and improving the lives of countless individuals and families, and investment in our future.