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.
NAESV – National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
NNEDV – National Network to End Domestic Violence
WOCN – National Women of Color Network
Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy) Coalition
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Massachusetts Women of Color Network
PATCH Alliance – Protecting Access to Confidential Health Care (PATCH)
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
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.
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