JWRC

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.
July 29, 2018

Free mandated reporter training to be held Aug. 28

Alison Feigh with the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will be presenting on mandated reporting including signs, symptoms and patterns of abuse or maltreatment, the process and best practices for reporting along with a discussion using scenarios.
June 29, 2018

Former Classmate Continues Search For Wendy Khan

To help assist in the search for missing 46–year–old Wendy Khan of Mankato, a former classmate has decided to join forces with a couple organizations.
June 26, 2018

Editorial: Be vigilant in teaching children about personal safety

Every time local law enforcement releases information that a high-risk predatory offender is moving into our community, questions surface about why that person may be able to be released and what the guidelines are for offenders.
June 8, 2018

She disappeared in 1988. Now Lake Elmo gatherings set to stir new clues

Friends and family of Susan Swedell are hoping a ceremony this weekend will help bring attention to her case. Swedell, 19, went missing during a blizzard in Lake Elmo on Jan. 19, 1988, and hasn’t been seen since.