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. The Council was created by Executive Order No. 363, issued by Governor Charlie Baker on April 27, 2015.
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)
Report on the Status of Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2014 An Act Relative to Domestic Violence
Presented on December 9, 2015.
These Rape Crisis Centers offer FREE services for adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors - and for people who care about survivors of all ages.
Jane Doe Inc. (statewide SA/DV coalition)