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. 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...