Zero Abuse Project

aka Jacob Wetterling Resource Center   |   Saint Paul, MN   |  https://www.zeroabuseproject.org

Mission

To protect children from abuse and sexual assault, by engaging people and resources through a trauma-informed approach of education, research, advocacy, and advanced technology.

Ruling year info

2018

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jeffrey R. Dion

Main address

366 Jackson St Ste 300

Saint Paul, MN 55101 USA

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EIN

82-4614993

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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ChildFirst

The ChildFirst® forensic interview protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse professionals. This course is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys and forensic interviewers.

Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol which includes child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in court, legal issues and preparing children for court. This training incorporates lecture and discussion, review of electronically recorded interviews, skill-building exercises and an interview practicum.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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Population(s) Served

Students

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOAL 1: Increase disclosure and reporting of child sex abuse and ensure that
mandated reports are made by the person directly receiving the information; the
report includes the facts and context to render it actionable; and the reporter
responds to the information in a trauma-informed manner.

GOAL 2: Ensure law enforcement, child protection workers and other
multidisciplinary team members conduct a competent investigation of every child
abuse case that comes to their attention, and when abuse is substantiated, pursue
appropriate criminal and civil actions.

GOAL 3: Develop a competent child protection workforce that is able to prevent,
recognize, and respond to child maltreatment and excels in their understanding of
the impact of child abuse and neglect on the lifespan of the individual.

GOAL 4: Prevent child sex abuse through the use of empowering, positive, and
engaging communication methods.

GOAL 5: Support a trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary response to child
victimization and families of the missing.

GOAL 6: Foster a national commitment through partnership and collaboration to
ending child sex abuse and recognizing it as a public health crisis

GOAL 7: Pursue multifaceted fundraising strategy to ensure that Zero Abuse
Project has resources to effectively fight child abuse.

GOAL 8: Effectively communicate the nature of abuse, our strategy to eliminate
abuse, and articulate the impact of our work.

GOAL 9: Administer the organization in a way that supports and promotes our work
in the field, nurtures the staff to thrive in the workplace, and ensures one’s race
identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

GOAL 10: Be an exemplar in promoting racial justice and work to dismantle
systems of power, privilege, and racial bias within our sphere of influence.





1. Provide body safety education to 11,250 children and 1,250
parents to increase disclosures.

2. Train 25,000 child protection professionals and mandated
reporters on child maltreatment identification and appropriate reporting
protocols through delivering 250 training topics.

3: Provide 15 standard and 20 customized trainings for youth serving organizations to encourage them to foster a culture of disclosure that is codified in institutional policies and implemented in practice.

4. Provide child maltreatment education, including investigation and litigation skills development, to 40,000 child protection professionals through 400 training topics. Provide current, research-based education to the
field through customized training workshops, experiential training courses, targeted technical assistance, practical and scholarly articles, and webinars.

5.Institute a curriculum review process by May 2021, with full implementation by March 2022, to ensure that all external training content and materials reflect the latest research and incorporate client
feedback/evaluations.

6.Provide child maltreatment identification education to 40,000 child protection professionals through 400 training topics. Objective 3.2: Expand the presence of CAST programs domestically and internationally at both the undergraduate and graduate level by increasing the number of CAST programs from 85 to 105.

7. Increase information sharing and cross fertilization among CAST faculty as measured by a 30% engagement at all CAST faculty activities, training, and events. Objective 3.4: Increase the number of students who receive CAST training and number of professionals in the workforce with CAST training by 10%.

8. Expand scope of CAST to incorporate four new projects focused on direct-to-student instruction and new modalities for remote learning.

9. Provide age-appropriate prevention education to 11,250 children and parents by 2023.

10. Discourage and prevent abusers from isolating and harming children by delivering training to 25,000 people on strengthening child protection policies and response.

11.Objective 5.1: Provide direct, trauma-informed response to 200 unique victims and families by 2023.

12.Support a trauma-informed response by professionals by training 25,000 child protection professionals on working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team through 250 training topics.

13.Convene or participate in a strategic planning session to discuss a push for child sex abuse as a congressional designation with the top ten most politically sophisticated child organizations in 2021.

14. Create and implement a Development and Fundraising Action Plan which both anticipates and answers the funding needs of the organization with measurable goals in each of the following categories: Major Gifts, Individual Gifts, Grants, Legacy Planning, Corporate Sponsorship, Event Sponsorship, New Donor Acquisition, and Donor Retention.

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Zero Abuse Project

Board of directors
as of 4/1/2022
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Board chair

Hon. Joseph Dunn

Joelle Casteix

Ann Ratnayake-Macy

Michael Johnson

Elizabeth Hobbs

Michael Galantino

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability