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...

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...