Home   |   Leave This Site Quickly   |   A A A

Facebook Twitter Facebook - White Ribbon Day

Find Help Near You

        Find support for you, family members, and friends.
Services are free and confidential.

In Massachusetts:
1-877-785-2020 TTY: 1-877-521-2601

Outside Massachusetts:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

  • Building A Safer World

    Building A Safer World

    JDI and its members aim to support the safety, human rights, and dignity of victims and survivors everywhere. We believe that together we can prevent and end abuse by promoting solutions. Read More

  • Making Change

    Making Change

    JDI and its member programs work together to ensure that policies and practices of our public services and systems, state and federal legislation, and budget priorities reflect the needs and experiences of victims and survivors. Read More

  • Reimagining Roles for Men

    Reimagining Roles for Men

    JDI's Massachusetts White Ribbon Day campaign calls on men and boys to become a part of the solution in ending violence against women by reimagining manhood and masculinities. This annual campaign focuses on mentorship and prevention, fatherhood and the youth voice. Find Out 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.

Stay Informed

Sign up here to receive electronic alerts and updates. Subscribe Now!

JDI Member Login

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

Member Login Here.

JDI Advocacy for State Funding Priorities

For the past 18 months, JDI has been actively engaged with our members and other stakeholders to participate in planning for the first procurement of state funding for sexual and domestic violence services in ten years. The procurement process is how the state determines what services it will "procure" through contracts. While not all services are paid for with state funding or federal funding passed through the state, this process has a significant impact on the makeup of services and programs in the Commonwealth.  JDI will continue to work closely with our membership to advocate for the needs of survivors, particularly those from unserved, underserved and inadequately served communities.

JDI has gathered information relevant to this process. 

Thanks to Bob Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, JDI launches new "Initiative for Safety and Justice: Advancing Advocacy, Organizations and Leadership"

After a quiet launch of the Initiative for Safey and Justice with two incredible convenings of the executive leadership of our member organizations, JDI is set to host  a third gathering for this group in June and a forum on secondary and historical trauma and self-care for JDI member programs and others working with people impacted by sexual and domestic violence. 

Directors from more than 40 organizations have participated so far in the executive leadership forums and have reported back that they are stronger leaders because of being convened, that they have developed networks of support with one another and that they have expanded their thinking about how to approach this evolving field.

On May 11 in Springfield and May 12 in Boston, JDI will host "Trauma Stewardship: An Every Day Guide to Caring for Self while Caring for Others" with internationally acclaimed author and trauma worker Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The program is the first of a series of activities to address secondary and historical trauma and its impact on entire communities and our responses to violence. 

Click here for details on Trauma Stewardship forums. Registration opens April 14.

Creating Opportunities, Fostering Activism: JDI's Internship Program A Success and Benefit for students and Coalition

Each semester JDI is fortunate to have tremendous interns from colleges and graduate schools at the Coalition.  These interns contribute so much on a range of projects, research and activities.  Our goal is for each to leave with increased skills and experience and a deeper understanding of and commitment to the social justice issues at the core of our work.

Read about our spring 2016 interns!

New Feature: White Ribbon Day Affiliate Profiles

Every month we plan to introduce you to one of the amazing White Ribbon Day Affiliates. These organizations, companies, schools, faith institutions and government entities, have pledged to promote the values of the White Ribbon Day (WRD) Campaign.

This month we are featuring The Center for Hope and Healing in Lowell, MA.  One of the earliest Affiliates to sign on, CHH has taken the conversation to the barber shop and commnity gatherings, engaging men and boys in deep, powerful and transformative work.


Record numbers participate in JDI's 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Event

Campaign Honorary Chair Governor Charlie Baker and Campaign Co-chairs Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Thaddeus Miles welcomed over 500 people - mostly men and boys - to the State House on March 3, 2016 for the annual WRD Proclamation and Pledge Event. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and dozens of other elected officials also participated in this
rocking event - filled with the powerful poetry of a transgender youth, the uplifting song by a community activist and parent, personal and professional narratives and community building.
If you are looking for inspiration and want to know more about what we mean by reimagining manhood and finding solutions to end violence against women and gender-based violence, listen to the speeches. 

Click here for the full playlist of all the videos.

Find out more about the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign and how you can be involved!!

Home | Find Help | Learn More | How You Can Help | Who We Are
Donate | What's Happening | What We Do | Contact Us

© Copyright 2016 Jane Doe Inc.

Español | Português | 普通话

JDI Law Firm Partner JDI Communications Partner

Mintz Levin Verizon

Our Affiliations

NNEDV NAESV Community Works

Do not use this website if you suspect your computer is being monitored.

Website and email history may be viewable even if you delete your browser history and delete files.
Access a safe computer to use the internet.
Please note the "Leave this site quickly" item on the top of every page should you need to close this website quickly.


If you are in immediate danger, please dial 911.
24-Hour Hotline 877-785-2020
Close window by pressing ESC key or button below.