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What We Do
We work with our membership and a host of public and private partners to create policies and explore innovative solutions that improve the lives of survivors. We seek to prevent gender-based violence by changing the lens through which people view the experiences of survivors and by promoting equity and justice for everyone.
Our work complements the life-saving and healing services provided by our 55 community-based member organizations from the Berkshires to the Cape and everywhere in between.
What’s Up at JDI
Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot this year concerns access to mechanical data in a vehicle's on-board diagnostics or telematics system’, and is commonly known as the “Right to Repair Law’. We'd like to share with you our thoughts and analysis on this issue and...
The U.S. Supreme Court issued several rulings that will directly impact people who experience sexual and domestic violence and take on special meaning as we collectively rise up and awaken to the demands of the Movement for Black Lives. We must acknowledge that the...
On May 29th JDI shared a public call to action for Black Lives, and unfortunately in our statement, we misspelled Breonna Taylor's name. This action was insensitive and compounds the erasure of Black women. We need to do better, and we promise to do better. A special...
JDI has been at the forefront of this work in Massachusetts for decades, changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make our communities safer today and for future generations. We’ve come a long way in exposing these issues that too often remain hidden and thrive on silence. As the collective community enters a brave new dialogue around gender-based violence, we continue to offer leadership, expertise, and advocacy to help survivors heal and advance justice.
No act is too small. You can sign up for JDI’s action alerts, work with us to address sexual violence on your college campus, join thousands of boys and men engaged in our #ReimagineManhood initiative, or share your time and talents with JDI and our member programs across the Commonwealth.
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When you donate to JDI, you express your commitment to social justice and a world free of violence. Your charitable contribution is an investment: an investment in safer communities, an investment in saving and improving the lives of countless individuals and families, and investment in our future.