October 2, 2019
- JDI has joined advocates across the country to mark the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), which is commemorated every year in October. Throughout the month, state and national events will be held to highlight the stories of survivors, increase public understanding, and advance potential solutions to the challenge of domestic violence.
Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence Receive Economic Empowerment Grants from Jane Doe Inc. and The Allstate Foundation
September 25, 2019
- Jane Doe Inc. (JDI), the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, announced today that they have awarded 10 mini-grants to survivors across the Commonwealth who have experienced the economic impact of violence and abuse. Made possible thanks to the support of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, these micro-economic empowerment grants will be provided directly to survivors to help them further their education, build a small business or complete business certification. Recipients were nominated by membership organizations from across the state.
July 22, 2019
- The final FY2020 Conference Committee report from the Massachusetts Legislature deserves high praise from victim advocates and all who care about the impact of sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth and shares JDI's belief that prevention is possible. New opportunities to enhance efforts that promote healthy relationships among youth lie ahead given that the proposed funding of $1million for the Healthy Youth Grant Program by the Legislature matches the Governor’s original request. We now look to Governor Baker to sign a budget that includes this critical funding, joining a select group of states throughout the nation that prioritize prevention, as well as funding for other essential services for survivors of gender-based violence.