Snapshot of JDI’s Current Initiatives

The JDI Team is delighted to share with you highlights of the coalition’s work. In addition to the convenings and opportunities for membership to connect with one another, advocacy on state and federal legislation, budget and systems change including shifting our...

How does JDI measure a year?

JDI’s 2021 Annual Report: How does JDI measure a year?  Coalition work, reach, and impact can be hard to measure. To us, it came down to 3 words: Advocate, Collaborate and Innovate. In this year’s annual report, we lay out how your support and engagement fueled our...

Spring Into Action 2022 raises $149K for JDI

JDI’s Spring into Action BreakfastHeld In-Person After Two Years  On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, JDI members, community leaders, committed sponsors, and friends came together in person and virtually in support of JDI’s work to end sexual assault and domestic...

Lessons Learned from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Trial

So many lessons from the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial. Here’s the top ones on JDI’s list:   #1 We need more education about the dynamics of intimate partner violence and how to distinguish between unhealthy and toxic relationships and behaviors and...

JDI applauds action on image based sexual assault

May 25, 2022 Statement made by Hema Sarang-Sieminski, JDI Policy Director   JDI commends the MA Legislature for its thoughtful and survivor-centered approach during today’s House Ways and Means Committee Meeting to address the far too common experience of image based...

Abortion Rights Are Survivors’ Rights

On Tuesday, we all learned that the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision set to rollback reproductive rights, abortion access specifically, was in fact likely to happen during this session. With no regard for the needs of sexual assault and rape survivors, those...

Spring Into Action 2022

The 2022 Spring Into Action breakfast to benefit Jane Doe Inc. is JDI’s signature fundraising event. Don’t miss it and the chance to help JDI spring forward! We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Justice In Action awardees: U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins Office of...

SAAM History, Prevention, Advocacy, and You!

April is here and that means it’s time to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Started in 2001, this nationally recognized event has roots dating back centuries. Black women and women of color championed those early efforts and continue to provide...

15th Anniversary of White Ribbon Day Campaign

That’s right! It’s the 15th anniversary of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign founded by Jane Doe Inc. Please join us for a celebration of Ambassadors and Affiliates who have kept at it for the past 15 years. When: Thursday, March 10, 2022, from...

Show Love to Incarcerated Women

S2030, An Act establishing a jail and prison construction moratorium, was reported favorably out of Committee! This bill would create a 5-year pause on the building of new prisons and jails in Massachusetts.   Tell your legislator to vote YES on this common sense...

VOCA funds at risk

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 Cyr’s Amendment...

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.  The grants reflect the resilience, creativity, and dedication of survivors. Scroll down to read their...