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July 31, 2019

Statement of former U.S. National Speed Skater and Sexual Abuse Survivor, Bridie Farrell, Regarding the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019

HUDSON, NY (July 31, 2019) — Bridie Farrell, CEO of NY Loves Kids today issued the following statement: “In a Senate subcommittee hearing in April of 2018, I said, ‘For many children it is impossible to disclose molestation or rape, because we do not, and they do not have the vocabulary. I did not learn that [at 15 years old] being molested by a 33-year-old man was a crime until I was at Cornell University. I was 27 years old.’ “Today I celebrate a breakthrough in the effort to stop child sexual abuse, especially in sport. “Survivors of child sexual abuse within the Olympic movement are finally being heard with the introduction of the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019. It is the first of many steps toward ending the status quo within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
July 19, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on the Resignation of Judge James Troiano

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2019) – Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion issued the following statement today regarding Judge James Troiano’s resignation and new mandatory sexual violence training for all state judges in New Jersey. We applaud the New Jersey judicial system’s first steps towards restoring itself in the eyes of the public as an unbiased and fair civic institution.
July 15, 2019

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeffrey R. Dion Statement on NY Child Victims Act & Jeffrey Epstein

July 15th, 2019 (New York). Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeffrey R. Dion today stressed the role of New York’s new Child Victims Act in helping to keep children safe from sexual abuse and ensuring survivors can seek justice in light of the recent arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking.
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

Rosario: St. Paul Sex-Abuse Attorney has a Birthday, and a New Project

January 3, 2019

Merger means Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will expand national footprint

The Center is merging with the Zero Abuse Project (ZAP). It means the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will be able to do even more to advocate for families and prevent child abuse nationally.
September 2, 2017

Minnesota briefs: Wetterling Center Opens New Office

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center celebrated moving to a new, larger office in Minneapolis on Wednesday. The resource center, which started in 1990 in St. Joseph, Minn., now has five full-time staff members and provides education, training and support for families of missing children and adults across the U.S.