Advocacy Partners & Allies

We believe there is strength in numbers – and we have the numbers to prove it!

JDI is proud to partner with a diverse network of advocacy organizations here in Massachusetts and across the country to share resources and collaborate toward our common goals.  The Coalition also works closely with state offices including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer and others. JDI staff also serve on a variety of government commissions and task forces including the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Advisory Board,  and more on behalf of our member organizations and survivors everywhere.

Strength in Numbers…a video

Listen to a few of our partners share what it means to be connected to JDI.  Sue Finegan is a nationally recognized lawyer who heads up the pro-bono legal practice at Mintz.  Stephanie Lee served on JDI’s board for many years and is currently the Development Committee Chair; over the years she facilitated the Coalition’s partnership with several corporate partners. Peter Roby is the former Director of Athletics and Recreation at Northeastern University and embodies the values of a White Ribbon Day Ambassador. Deb Collins-Gousby and Paulo Pinto bring a perspective from two JDI member programs and as board members.

National Partners

A Call to Men

Move to End Violence

NAESV – National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

NNEDV – National Network to End Domestic Violence

Resonance Network

Resources Sharing Project

WOCN – National Women of Color Network




We’re delighted to introduce you to one of our key national partners, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.

As the preeminent advocacy organization addressing these issues on the federal level, NAESV helps JDI and others stay current on policy issues and other developments that will impact survivors as well as organizations.

In the summer of 2019, JDI’s Executive Director Debra Robbin was appointed the NAESV Board of Directors.

Read more about their priorities and how it impacts people here in Massachusetts and across the country.


For Groups & Companies

We believe that every group and company has a role to play in addressing sexual and domestic violence.  Creating a safe work or play environment for your customers and employees, letting your community know that you care about these issues, and helping to shift the culture of silence and shame are all within your reach.

Talk to us about how you can make a difference.

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