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  • Men for Change

    Men for Change

    JDI's Massachusetts White Ribbon Day calls on men and boys to help prevent violence against women by redefining manhood and masculinity. This annual campaign focuses on mentorship, youth, fatherhood, and prevention. Find Out More

  • Building a Safer World

    Building a Safer World

    JDI and its members work where sexual and domestic violence intersects with other anti-oppression, social justice efforts. We focus on ways we can prevent these human rights violations and promote social and political solutions. Read More

  • Advocating for Policy & Systems Change

    Advocating for Policy & Systems Change

    JDI and its member program strategize and mobilize for budget and legislative priorities as well as policy and practice improvements to create effective and life sustaining solutions that foster communities that are safe and healthy Read More

Jane Doe Inc. Building Safer Communities

JDI is a coalition of 60 local member programs working together with our allies to find lasting solutions that promote the safety, liberty, and dignity for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. We work for social change to help create a world free of violence and abuse.

Stories of Hope: The Women's Center

Tina’s Story from The Women's Center.

Tina was paroled to Artemis II from Bristol County House of Correction.  After her parole ended, she stayed in shelter and worked the program through March 2011.  Tina used the skills she had learned in the program to obtain two jobs while living in shelter, reunified with all three of her children with help from the Department of Child & Family (DCF), and moved into her own apartment in the Family Preservation Program, a housing program she accessed through High Point Treatment Center.  She is currently co-facilitating an Anger Management Group at PAACA.  She continues to maintain her sobriety, volunteer in the community, and keeps in contact with us.

After leaving the program, she sent the following note to Artemis II:  “I want to say that I admire the women on your staff and I am grateful for the opportunity to have had them in my life.  You have given me a chance to grow as a woman and be a better mother for my children.  I am living my dream today and it is because of this program and the staff that didn’t give up on me.  You are truly a blessing in my life. I will carry you with me each and every day.  Thinking of you always, Tina.”

 

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JDI's membership is comprised of sixty community-based sexual and domestic violence organizations in Massachusetts.

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Exciting news about leadership at Jane Doe Inc.

The Board of Directors of Jane Doe Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra J. Robbin, Ed.M., as the new Executive Director of the Coalition. Since joining Jane Doe Inc. in 2002, Debra has provided leadership for the Coalition's advocacy, education and prevention efforts.

4 Ways to Support Jane Doe Inc.

Looking for a special gift for a loved one?  Here are four ideas for gift giving and supporting Jane Doe Inc. at the same time.

A silk necktie. A gem-studded bead.  Donations in lieu of gifts. Payroll deduction.  

    

Lessons from the NFL Saga

While not the typical topic of conversation for those of us working in the sexual and domestic violence fields, we have been talking about the NFL almost non-stop since the news first broke about Ray Rice's assault of his then fiance now wife Janay Palmer Rice. Sexual and domestic violence are not specific to the NFL or its players, and the events of recent months offer profound teachable moments for those who work in the field and for each and every one of us.

Check out the hashtags #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft, and #HowIHelped for a sampling of the brave and courageous stories of survivors and those who have helped them in their journey to safety and justice.

8th Annual MA White Ribbon Day

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What would happen if we all embraced a new vision of manhood that allows men to be their whole selves?  If manhood was equated with respect, compassion and justice? 

This year’s White Ribbon Day Campaign theme is #Reimaginemanhood.  By fostering a positive image of manhood and masculinity, we believe we can prevent and end domestic and sexual violence.  Be part of the solution.  Join us at the event or find other ways to mark the day.  And don’t forget to wear your ribbon!

JOIN US FOR OUR GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION EVENT
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 1pm - State House, Boston

Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Verizon Wireless HopeLine, VDA Productions and Macy's.  Funding is also provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Share the WRD Campaign Poster: (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese).

Read the press release.

JDI Applauds Passage of Comprehensive Domestic Violence Law

After years of advocacy, four of JDI's top priorities were passed as part of the comprehensive domestic violence bill signed by Governor Patrick on August 8, 2014.  Thanks to all the survivors who shared their stories and inspired us by their courage and strength.  Thanks also to the legisature for their leadership in passing this landmark piece of legislation.

A night of inspiration, conversation & community to support Jane Doe Inc.

Our first annual "Know More. Do More." event was a huge success.  The crowd was wowed by Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer and activist, author of The Vagina Monologues, and creator of One Billion Rising and V-Day, and Genki Spark, a women's Taiko drumming crew.  Enjoy the Photo Gallery.  A video of the night will be posted soon. 


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