Jane Doe No More: MY 15 - Year Fight To Reclaim My Identity
-A true Story Of Survival, Hope, and Redemption

A woman on a crusade for justice – raped by a masked assailant, Donna Palomba's long struggle was not only to see her assailant arrested, but to defeat authorities bent on discrediting her, to reclaim her identity, to become an advocate for victims of sexual violence, and even to change thelaws in her home state.

Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press by M. William Phelps and Donna Palomba September 2012 – a story that follows one woman's hunt for justice.

About the authors

Donna Palomba is the face and founder of Jane Doe No More, a national non-profit established in 2007 to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault. She regularly collaborates with law enforcement, and successfully advocated for a Connecticut law removing the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases involving DNA evidence. She lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.

Book Testimonials

"This book is an evocative and compellingtrip into the real experience of a heroic victim of crime – a woman who fought to survive without anonymity in our society and who fought for redemption within our system of justice. Not only is it well written, but it also provides us theknowledge and courage we need to challenge the system and be Jane Doe No More. This bookwill be required reading for all victims of crime and for detectives around the world. We can alllearn from Donna's story.”
– Dr. Henry C. Lee, Distinguished Chair Professor of Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven; Founder, Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science


"After the initial blow of that report and the way that the "brethren” of the WPD was sticking together, I wanted to make sure, more than ever now, that this would never happen to another victim put in my position. These guys were bullies… [And] if it happened to me, it happened to others. I could not allow it to continue.”
– Donna Palomba from the book, "Jane Doe No More”