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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Sexual Abuse Prevention

Mission: Jane Doe No More is working to break the silence around sexual violence and shorten the time from crime to healing for survivors. Through education, awareness, advocacy, and support - we are working to change the way society responds to sexual violence and help prevent this all too prevalent crime through the power of personal experience. Our Mission in Action: Sexual Assault Awareness - Jane Doe No More is raising society’s awareness about the crime of sexual assault and the devastating effect it has on the victim, their families, and society at large. Our goal is to change perceptions and behavior toward victims. Campus Outreach - Jane Doe No More is collaborating with colleges, universities and campus and local law enforcement to heighten awareness about sexual assault on campuses nationwide. First Responder Education - Jane Doe No More is creating multi-media, enhanced educational tools for use by first responders to improve their interactions with the victim and prevent further emotional harm during the investigative process. See Enhanced Education for Law Enforcement below. Online Resources - Jane Doe No More provides an online environment that includes resources, expert views, current information on legislation, surveys and the ability for victims and others to communicate. Our Duty Trumps Doubt education initiative is specifically designed for Police Officers, first responders, prosecutors and hospital personnel. We advocate for survivors in a variety of ways, including successfully working to pass legislation removing the statute of limitations on sex crimes involving DNA evidence in the State of Connecticut.

Programs: Duty trumps doubt; professionally developed by a film production company with television's "law and order" on their resume, duty trumps doubt is a roll-call video in use by police deparments across the country. To date we have delivered this training to more than 2500 police departments. We are adding new introductory footage and making this important look at sexual assault available to the general public.

escape alive survival skills training; since 2009 jane doe no more has partnered with professional martial artists to deliver a trademarked self-defense program for women and girls 12 and over. Formaly a fee based program, in 2013 escape alive is fully funded by community grants, making it free to women accross connecticut. We have scheduled classes in high schools and senior centers, in rural communities and on urban bus-lines. In doing so, we are making these important classes available to women from all walks of life. This year we expect to train more than 1,200 women.

r a p e outreach team; raising awareness through personal experience (rape) is our signature program, and one that is unique sexualassult survivors go through several months of training, during which thay begin to explore, document and ultimately share their personal stories in a supportive enviroment. We offer guidance and professional training inpublic speaking, so that graduates may join our speakers' bureau and travel throughout the region, empowering other victims to own their stories, regain control, and begin or advance their own healing. Each class is limited to under 10 participants for maximum effectiveness. Our speaker participate in programs on college campuses, at community events, in high school classrooms, and a wide variety of other venues. Each year we speak at the association of police chiefs events, the fbi training academy, and at "take back the night events", through these events, we reach thousand of men and women each year.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

DebbieJaine

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jane Doe No More is dedicated, and diligent in their mission. They work tirelessly to change the way society responds to victims of sexual assault by educating and advocating.

I joined the Survivors Speak Outreach Team back in 2012. Since then, I have seen first hand how this organization also supports survivors of sexual violence. They have taken the time to teach survivors how to use their own voice so that they can further heal.

While addressing public forums such as colleges, police organizations, and any group that invites us, we are organically giving strength to others who may be sitting back in fear and silence.

Jane Doe No More is on a mission of compassion with a passion that is changing the lives of many. My hopes are that doors will continue to open for them with this very worthy cause.

Sincerely,
Debbie Mitchell

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jane Doe No More is a non profit that is making a huge difference among not only trauma survivors, community organizations, but now, with their Safe Student Initiative program, they are spreading their message throughout schools who will have them.
The message of this organization is simple. If you are a victim of sexual violence: It was NOT your fault. You were NOT to blame. Survivors need to harbor NO SHAME.

I joined Jane Doe No More's Outreach Team in 2012. I was part of a class who learned how best to tell my story to others, so they might be better educated on the subject, or if they were a victim, that they could gain the courage they might need to speak up and seek help.
Jane Doe No More has partnered with the East Coast Training Systems, offering invaluable self defense classes to Women and Girls at no cost to the participants.

My experience with this non profit, is that they have changed my life, and I know they have also changed the life of hundreds.

You can find out more by contacting www.janedoenomore.org.

Taylor B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an intern at Jane Doe No More & I have nothing but positive things to say about the organization- The people who are behind the organization are amazing & very welcoming.