Zero Abuse Project Team

May 19, 2019

September 23 – 27, 2019 – Coral Springs, Florida – ChildFirst® National Course

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® Protocol.
April 1, 2019

When Maryland gave abuse victims more time to sue, it may have also protected institutions, including the Catholic Church

Two years ago, Maryland lawmakers made it easier for adults sexually abused as children to sue institutions that harbored predators. They may have also irreversibly granted some immunity to the Catholic Church. A provision tucked into a 2017 law now stands in the way of Maryland joining a nationwide effort to bring justice to victims who come to terms with childhood abuse when they reach middle age and, for decades, have had no recourse in civil courts.
March 18, 2019

4th Annual Running HOME for Jacob

HOME stands for Hope for Our Missing and Exploited, and encompasses the belief that every day we do our work, we get a little bit closer to building a world that is worthy of its children.
March 12, 2019

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and the Lingering Questions About Child Sex Abuse Cases

The explosive documentaries “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly” have reignited a national conversation about child sex abuse.
February 22, 2019

Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules

Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by wealthy New York hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
February 20, 2019

Governor Cuomo Signs The Child Victims Act

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed the Child Victims Act into law. This historic legislation allows survivors a pathway to justice to help ensure that those who sexually abuse children are held accountable.
January 24, 2019

JWRC and NCPTC join Zero Abuse Project (ZAP)

We are pleased to announce Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) and the programs of National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) are now a part of the Zero Abuse Project (ZAP)! ZAP is a 501©(3) public charity based in St Paul, MN, committed to education, training, and survivor support in order to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms. Victor Vieth, founder and […]
January 7, 2019

Cherishing Children Pinwheel Rally Date Set

January 7, 2019

Child maltreatment conference to include two community presentations

January 7, 2019

Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund partners with Gundersen NCPTC to help keep kids safe