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
JDI's work is driven by the belief that those who are the most impacted by social challenges and systems of oppression have a say in identifying the needs and then mobilizing and leading the solutions. Sexual and domestic violence survivors live, work, go to school,...
The Enterprise by Mina Corpuz February 6, 2020A roundtable gave students a chance to tell Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito ways the RESPECTfully campaign can reach out to teens. BROCKTON — High school students shared ideas to spread messages encouraging healthy relationships...
The #SafeCommunitiesAct hearing on January 24th was long, emotional and a critical piece of our advocacy for immigrants' rights. JDI's Executive Director Debra J. Robbin shared remarks on behalf of the coalition flanked by survivors, advocates and JDI member programs...
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 the brave new dialogue around gender-based violence, we will 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.