Zero Abuse Project Team

April 10, 2020

In These Times: An Online Safety Inventory

As families work to respond to COVID-19, many parents are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and afraid. Caregivers are trying to do what is right for their children without the benefit of a road map of what has worked well before.
April 6, 2020

Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic: 25 Tips for MDTs

Many child protection professionals believe child abuse is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic because most abusers are parents or siblings who now have more complete access to the child victim.
April 1, 2020

Minnesota Professional Partner Organizations: United Legacy

United Legacy is a Minnesota based Nonprofit organization that offers a no cost missing person search management service.
March 27, 2020

Destination Imagination (DI) Partnership

Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders, and creative problem solvers.
March 24, 2020

A Letter from Patty Wetterling

We, our family and friends, are not unfamiliar with some of the dynamics of the crisis our nation is facing. There is tremendous fear, and it is taking way too long to solve, or turn things around. Living with fear and unknowns for nearly 27 years, we managed to find ways to cope. Maybe some of our coping strategies will be helpful to you...
March 17, 2020

Youth Serving Organization, Minnesota Theater Alliance

JWRC Director Alison presents Under a Watchful Eye: Prevention Education for Youth Serving Organizations to MN Theater Alliance members.
March 5, 2020

30 Year Anniversary: March – Be Kind- Youth Serving Organizations

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys (as we fondly call “GSRV,” “River Valleys,” or “council”) is one of 111 Girl Scout councils in the United States. We operate as Girl Scouts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We serve 28,000 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and a single (yet important!) county in Iowa. Our work is supported by more than 9,000 volunteers. Girl […]
February 28, 2020

A Letter from Alison Feigh

30 years. Much has changed at Jacob Wetterling Resource Center since our early days of sending out missing posters by mail shoulder to shoulder with volunteers in a basement in St. Joseph. Our work originated in a family and community’s belief that what happened to Jacob wasn’t fair and being moved to act. The community came together and began making the world a place […]
February 21, 2020

Prosecutor Institutes

The Trauma-Informed Prosecutor Project (TIPP), a program of the Zero Abuse Project, will offer 12 prosecutor institutes over the next three years (4 per year). These institutes will be two-day training institutes for child abuse prosecutors. The first day will cover the following basic topics: The role of the prosecutor in aiding the collection of corroborating evidence Preparing children for court Cross-examination of defendants […]
February 11, 2020

11 for Jacob – The Beginning of A Movement

The answer to the question of what happened to Jacob Wetterling came in September of 2016. It was not the answer that we wanted. What happened to Jacob was and is completely unfair. One spark that came out of that dark and grief filled time was a movement for the people of Minnesota and beyond to move forward in hope and positivity, living life […]