and Victim Support
There are 39 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. today. The challenge of providing them and their families with support is enormous. So, too, is the task of helping law enforcement, child protection services, and others contribute to this fight.
Leading the Way
Zero Abuse Project is leveraging cutting-edge technology to create an artificial intelligence tool that will help expose predators and those who cover up for them in large institutions.
Advocating Public Policy Changes
Incentivizing institutions to root out child sexual predators also requires a change in the law. Our team is fighting for these changes and supporting lawmakers to pursue justice.
To protect children from abuse and sexual assault, by engaging people and resources through a trauma-informed approach of education, research, advocacy, and advanced technology.
Everyone has a Role to Play
Your donations provide support to Zero Abuse Project and directly fund programs that will help protect children. Help us build a world where every child is free from abuse.
Events & Training
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Our team of victim assistance professionals works closely with law enforcement, national and local non-profit organizations, legislators and the media to assist victim families.
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children. They continue to work to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training and prevention while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors and communities.
Jerry and Patty Wetterling Speak About Their Son Jacob
The Trauma-informed Prosecutor Project (TiPP), increases the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse by:
- Developing and providing state-of-the-art training and customized technical assistance to prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals
- Developing, distributing, and promoting free publications addressing present and emerging issues in the field
Child Advocacy Studies
CAST focuses on developing students’ understanding of the various factors that lead to child maltreatment and of various existing responses to incidents of child maltreatment, so they work more effectively within various systems and institutions that respond to these incidents.
Statute of Limitations Reform
Interactive Learning Tools
As state legislatures around the country work to create new opportunities for victims of sexual abuse to come forward and seek justice, our team of professional advocates is dedicated to developing tools and resources to inform the public and answer common questions.
ChildFirst® is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol.
ChildFirst® Forensic Interviewing Protocol
ChildFirst® is an interactive course which combines lectures with demonstrations and hands-on experience. ChildFirst® is a flexible model and takes a holistic approach and explores for all forms of maltreatment. Students will conduct a 30 minute interview with an actor/actress playing the role of an abused child and will be critiqued on their performance and take a written exam.
Onsite & Virtual Training Opportunities
travel expenses are eliminated with on-site training
unparalleled access to leading experts with specialized knowledge and experience
with multiple opportunities, participants can reduce or even eliminate travel times
select the dates, times and location that work best for you
your team has the same unified learning experience together in their own familiar environment