News

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.
July 2, 2019

Seminar teaches community residents about Child Victims Act

Jeff Dion, the CEO of the Zero Abuse Project, led a presentation detailing several facts about the new Child Victims Act. He spoke about how the culture of negligence within some institutions has to end and should be replaced by one of disclosure.
June 28, 2019

Community Notification Meetings: What Do We Say to the Children?

Can Community Notification Meetings be a place for prevention? What can parents do when a convicted sex offender moves in down the street? How can we attend to the emotional needs of survivors at Community Notification Meetings? This workshop guides advocates and law enforcement through prevention strategies that can be used at these often highly charged meetings.
June 19, 2019

Keeping Faith – Upcoming Training Sessions

This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Included are discussions detailing the impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and offering concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment.
June 12, 2019

Dr. Melissa Stephens receives distinguished award for CAST implementation in medical education

This year’s recipient of The Marguerite Elliott Innovation in Clinical Medical Education Award is Melissa Renee Stephens, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences & Director of Graduate Medical Education and Population Health at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), for her innovation titled: ‘Implementation of Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) in Medical Education.’
June 12, 2019

June 25, 2019 – Courageous Conversations, Critical Choices: What New York’s Child Victims Act Means for Tompkins and Cortland Counties

A conversation with leading child welfare advocates, clinicians, and sexual abuse prevention experts about a new opportunity for survivors of child sexual abuse to seek justice.
June 5, 2019

February 26 – 28, 2020 – Zero Abuse Project Summit 2020

As a leader in the field of child protection, the Zero Abuse Project has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.
June 4, 2019

Scott signs bills removing statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims

“By opening a ‘window to justice’ and allowing survivors whose cases were previously barred by [statutes of limitations] to be heard in court, important information can be exposed that can help create safer, more informed communities.”
May 31, 2019

August 20th, 2019 – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma- Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.