VOCA funds at risk

November 8, 2021  JDI joined dozens of victim service agency leaders in signing a letter to State Senators asking for inclusion of $70 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) budget to save services.  ACTION ALERT: Ask your state senator to support Senator...

Mini Grants Make Huge Impact

JDI awarded the 2021 Economic Empowerment grants totaling $10,000 to 10 sexual and domestic violence programs on behalf of 11 survivors from across the Commonwealth. Funding for these grants was made possible with support from The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse...

DVAM 2021: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice

October is Domestic Violence Awareness + Action Month Individually and collectively we can take steps to support survivors and prevent domestic violence.  Check out the calendar of DVAM events in Massachusetts: https://www.janedoe.org/events/      Here are 3 ways you...

SAAM 2021 Message

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...

Employment Protections for Survivors

When survivors are unable to access or maintain stable employment, their safety is compromised. Survivors shouldn’t have to choose between accessing the services and healing they want and keeping their jobs. This is why we are highlighting these two pieces of...

Stop Anti-Asian Hate by Ending White Supremacy Culture

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...

2021 White Ribbon Day Underway

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...

JDI Economic Empowerment Program featured

New Massachusetts program trains domestic violence victims, advocates in financial literacyBy Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald, February 24, 2021 When people think of domestic violence, they typically don’t think of financial abuse. But a new program has trained...

Meet JDI’s Fabulous New Board Members

January 28, 2021 Jane Doe Inc. (JDI), the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, is pleased to announce the following three appointments to its Board of Directors: Ricardhy Grandoit with Major League Baseball, Celia Richa with Greater...