News & Events

April 15, 2020

Minnesota Professional Partner Organizations: MN Department of Corrections

Throughout our state, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) works diligently to contribute to a safer Minnesota.
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 6, 2020

Child Protector App: Protecting against child abuse

Child Protector assists Children’s Protective Services, law enforcement, attorneys and medical personnel when evaluating children who may have been physically abused. The free app was developed by Children’s Mercy and the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio) through Children’s Justice Act Funding from Texas and Missouri.
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 […]
March 4, 2020

The “Hit No More” Social Media Contest

Are you a social media whiz? Check out the "Hit No More" Social Media Competition. The goal of this contest is to develop social media materials to persuade Americans that physical punishment is never okay to use—so to quit hitting children.