As described in the Summer 2017 issue of BC Law, Joan was given one of the five Law Day awards this year by Boston College Law School for her lifetime of dedicated work in domestic violence and sexual assault. She saved thousands.
Here is the video of her being introduced for the Hon. David S. Nelson Public Interest Law Award and her speech. (I apologize for the quality of the video at the beginning. It gets much better at about 2 min, 25 secs.)