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Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 

Also Known As: Jane Doe Inc. (JDI)

14 Beacon St 
Ste 507
Boston, MA 02108

Mission and Programs


Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. JDI creates social change by addressing the root causes of this violence and promotes safety, justice and healing for survivors. JDI advocates for responsive public policy, raises awareness, promotes collaboration and supports its member organizations to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services. We are guided by the voices of survivors.


Program:domestic violence
Budget: $1,519,180
Category: Human Services
Population Served: General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Currently, JDI is comprised of over 60 member organizations that provide crisis services to and advocate for the rights of victims of sexual and domestic violence to ensure the safety and well being of victims and their children throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since its inception, JDI has served as a central point of contact for survivors of rape and battering, victims' advocates, sexual and domestic violence service providers and other health, social service, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. JDI's four primary activities are: 1. Networking and Support for victims, their families and for professionals working with victims, perpetrators, and their children; 2. Technical Assistance and Quality Improvement; 3. Policy Development; and 4. Education and Training. Together, the JDI member organizations comprise Massachusetts' statewide network of sexual and domestic violence victim services programs that provide safe shelter and advocacy for victims going through the medical, legal and other systems. As the statewide resource center for sexual assault and domestic violence, Jane Doe Inc. provides technical assistance, training, and information and facilitates communication among the membership by hosting forums and distributing printed resources. Jane Doe Inc.'s partnerships with state and federal government, elected officials and national organizations influence and shape public policy on both the legislative and regulatory fronts to advance a responsive legislative agenda. Similarly we work with the business community, academia, media, health care community and others to enhance a coordinated community response to these matters of public health and public safety.


  • R20 (Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups)
  • P62 (Victims' Services)
  • I70 (Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation)

Chief Executive Profile

Debra Robbin joined Jane Doe Inc. in 2002 and was named Executive Director in January 2015. Prior to serving as the Interim Executive Director, Debra was the Deputy Director and provided leadership and oversight to the Coalition’s programmatic work. Debra oversaw the JDI Training Institute; designed and implemented extensive training, technical assistance and consultation; and crafted the Coailtion's prevention strategies. She is committed to furthering JDI’s role as a teaching and learning organization. Debra has represented Jane Doe Inc. on several statewide and national initiatives including serving as Co-Chair of the MA Teen Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Task Force and as a member of the Campus Task Force of the Gov Council. She served as co-chair of the Prevention and Education Committee of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, as a member of the MA State Prevention Team and on the Board of Directors of Employers Against Domestic Violence in Massachusetts. Before joining JDI, Debra worked at several JDI member programs including Casa Myrna in Boston, Daybreak in Worcester and The Women’s Center in New Bedford. Debra is passionate about social justice and the changes needed to ensure a peaceful, equitable and inclusive society.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$80,678$54,666($26,012)
Accounts Receivable$0$0$0
Pledges & Grants Receivable$111,344$259,139$147,795
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $0$0$0
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $2,963$15,571$12,608
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $20,831$25,196$4,365
Total Assets:$215,816$354,572$138,756

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$151,318$124,056($27,262)
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$151,318$124,056($27,262)

Fund Balance:$64,498$230,516$166,018

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.


Ms.  Debra  Robbin 


Ms. Toni Troop, Director of Communications


617 -248-0922


617 -248-0902



Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:1979
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $354,572
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $1,412,165
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
No. of Employees:9

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