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 […]
February 10, 2020

Family-Friendly Valentines based on the #11forJacob Movement

Family-friendly Valentines based on the #11forJacob Movement. Download and print your own to give to family and friends to share our message of hope and positivity! Be Kind Be Positive Be Joyful Be Thankful Be Understanding Be Gentle Be a Good Friend Be Fair Be a Good Sport Be Generous Be Honest
February 1, 2020

A Letter from Patty Wetterling

Welcome to the beginning of our yearlong journey to honor 30 years of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Over the course of the next 11 months, we will use Jacob's 11 positive traits as our guide to acknowledge and celebrate the partners and communities of people that have made JWRC what it is today.
January 31, 2020

Talk About Touches

Does your profession provide opportunities to talk to children about abuse prevention? This short overview for professionals (health care, law enforcement, etc.) provides tools and vocabulary to talk about touches.
January 31, 2020

Reporting without Revictimizing: Media as a Partner in Prevention

Is it possible for news stories to be reported accurately without re-victimizing crime survivors? Can we get media partners enthused about prevention? The media can serve as a way to get hopeful messages into the mainstream or can perpetuate old myths. This session begins the conversation about engaging media allies as one prevention strategy.
January 21, 2020

JWRC 30th Anniversary – Timeline

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JACOB WETTERLING RESOURCE CENTER 1989 Jacob Wetterling abducted 1990 Friends of Jacob founded by Jerry and Patty Wetterling and friends. Name changed to Jacob Wetterling Foundation, hosts first national conference for families of abducted children, Law Enforcement, and volunteers. Jacob Wetterling Act passed. 6 Million missing persons flyers and brochures distributed. Jerry Wetterling begins annual Trek fundraiser for JWF. This Trek […]
October 19, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Learn quick and helpful tips, conversation starters, and up-to-date information to ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
August 21, 2018

Expert Says Tibbetts Family has Long Road to Recovery

Authorities say Christian Rivera led them to Mollie Tibbetts' body in a cornfield roughly ten miles away from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. That's where Tibbetts was last seen running on July 18.
August 8, 2018

Search continues for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Nearly 300 miles south of the Twin Cities, the search for Mollie Tibbetts intensifies. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for a jog in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa and she hasn’t been seen since.
August 6, 2018

Sarah Stultz: If you see something suspicious, say something

I don’t know about you, but the news Saturday that there was an attempted abduction at the Freeborn County Fair put me a little on edge.