Governor's Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Governor's Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence works to enact best practices to combat issues of sexual assault and domestic violence in order to keep Massachusetts residents safe.
Address
24 Beacon Street, State House, Room 272, Boston, MA 02133
Online
Executive Director Tammy Mello: tammy.m.mello@State.MA.US

Who we serve

The Council is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and works to enact best practices to combat issues of sexual assault and domestic violence in order to keep Massachusetts residents safe. The Council's goal is to improve prevention for all, enhance support for those impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence, and hold perpetrators accountable. Our 30-member council reviews existing laws and programs, and recommends how they can be improved.

For an emergency or if you need immediate help:  Call the Safelink Hotline at 877-785-2020 (Advocates available in Portuguese, Spanish and Creole, as well as access to a language line with up to 130 languages)

Other Resources

Find Your Closest Rape Crisis Center

These Rape Crisis Centers offer FREE services for adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors - and for people who care about survivors of all ages.

Massachusetts Office For Victim Assistance (MOVA)

Jane Doe Inc. (statewide SA/DV coalition)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services (SAPSS)

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