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The better question is "what's not happening at JDI?"  From policy work to meeting football fans at our info table at Patriot's Training Camp, we are continously advocating for the rights and safety of everyone in the Commonwealth and across the country.  Here's a quick update on current activities.   Visit our photo gallery too!

Check out events sponsored by JDI Member Programs and our allies on our "Calendar of Events."

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JDI Launches The Strengthening Health Care Collaborations Project 

JDI’s Strengthening Health Care Collaborations Project, currently funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is designed to is to improve the well-being and safety of survivors by strengthening partnerships between community-based sexual/domestic violence organizations and health care organizations. Given the expertise within community-based organizations, enhanced collaborations with health care will increase access to supports for survivors, promote trauma informed and best practices, and lead to better coordinated responses that address the diverse needs of survivors.

JDI has held its first Health Care Learning Forum, “Advocating for Survivors’ Health and Well-Being, in June 2016 and drew 40 participants from 27 programs.   Read more about this exciting project

 

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Get ready for the 10th Annual White Ribbon Day Campaign 

An energetic and dedicated group of over 20 men have joined the 2017 Honorary Committee along with Chair Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff, to help make the 10th anniversary of WRD the most successful year yet!  Visit www.janedoe.org/whiteribbonday for updates.

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JDI Presented Visionary Voice Award to Meg Stone

 
JDI nominated Meg Stone to receive one of the 2016 Visionary Voice in Sexual Violence Prevention Awards from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In typical Meg style the award presentation included a demonstration of IMPACT programs for teens with and without disabilities.   
 
Debra Robbin, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Triangle CEO Coleman Nee helped fete Meg. You can catch the videos here.
 

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BREAKTHROUGH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

GIFT FROM BOB KRAFT  & THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION WILL HELP JANE DOE INC. CREATE  INSTITUTE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE

Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) stood with Attorney General Maura Healey and others as Mr. Kraft announced gifts to support a handful of initiatives to address sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth, including new and exciting work here at JDI.

The multi-year grant to JDI will support the establishment of our new Institute for Safety and Justice, a comprehensive training and community building initiative for the Coalition's member programs and others in the field working to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  Through the Institute for Safety and Justice and other work undertaken with this grant, JDI will assist JDI members and others to continue to be responsive as our work evolves to meet the emerging needs of all survivors.  

You can read more about this gift and our plans along with news about other initiatives announced today. 

A huge thank you to Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for investing in a range of initiatives - from direct service to community building and prevention.  

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