Jane Doe No More is improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault. Through education and awareness, each person interacting with victims is better prepared preventing further emotional harm and allowing the healing process to continue.
Founded in January 2007 by Connecticut resident Donna Palomba, a survivor of sexual assault, Jane Doe No More has had direct and lasting impact on sexual assault victims in Connecticut and across the country. On August 22, 2007, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell signed into law a bill eliminating the statute of limitations on six of the most serious sexual assault crimes in which DNA evidence was involved. Donna Palomba’s case was the impetus for the change in the law. “She [Palomba] has made changing the law in Connecticut her personal mission,” Rell said. “Her advocacy for this change has made her a true Connecticut hero.”
In the Fall of 2010 Jane Doe No More released Duty Trumps Doubt, a roll call video for law enforcement. This enhanced training tool, produced in generous collaboration with Mom & Pop Films (Easton, CT) and Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT), is now being utilized by hundreds of law enforcement departments across the country. Our goal in 2011 is to reach thousands of departments as well as kick off a new initiative — our RAPE (Raising Awareness through Personal Experience) Outreach Team. Members of the team will be joining Founder Donna Palomba, speaking publicly about their own personal experiences and helping to raise awareness about the crime of sexual assault.
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