SAVE JANEI AM JANE DOE. YOU WON’T KNOW WHO I AM OR HEAR MY STORY, BUT I AM ONE OF THE 28,000 KIDS WHO SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF ABUSE IN DALLAS COUNTY LAST YEAR. DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER STOOD BY MY SIDE – FIGHTING FOR ME AND RESTORING HOPE.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is shining a light on the over 28,000 reported cases of abuse in Dallas County each year, and asking for the community’s help in our work.
The challenge is, the victims are under 18 and their identity and stories are concealed to protect them.
Turning this challenge into inspiration, DCAC has created a campaign called “Save Jane,” that shows that child abuse in Dallas County spans every race, age and neighborhood in a provocative and creative way.
Each child is shown with a black bar across their eyes with the statement, “I am Jane Doe.” They are no longer nameless kids, but instead become the kid in your daughter’s class, the boy on your sons soccer team or the girl walking by you at the mall.
Save Jane Event 2019
In May of 2019, partners and members of the community joined with DCAC at Klyde Warren Park to read the names of each and every child reported as abused in 2018 – over 27,000. For 27 hours, their names were replaced with Jane Doe or John Doe – our community realized how many children are impacted by abuse each year.