Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Danny Heinrich sentencing


We pause to reflect on the joy and kindness Jacob brought to his family and many others. That spirit continues through the thousands of adults and children who honor Jacob by committing to live by the traits set in the “11 for Jacob” movement.

Today’s sentencing changes nothing for the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center’s mission. There is much more work to do to address and prevent the abuse and exploitation of children. Today, our request is simple: Be fair. Be Kind. Be understanding. Be honest. Be thankful. Be a good sport. Be a good friend. Be joyful. Be generous. Be gentle with others. Be positive. We can all continue Jacob's Hope.


Be part of the #11forJacob movement

Jacob Wetterling loved sports. His dad coached his soccer team. He wanted to be a football player. He was a skilled hockey goalie. Jacob also believed in a fair and just world, a world where all children know they are special and deserve to be safe.

We ask you to be part of #11forJacob.
This movement centers around 11 simple traits that Jacob valued:

  1. Be fair
  2. Be kind
  3. Be understanding
  4. Be honest
  5. Be thankful
  6. Be a good sport
  7. Be a good friend
  8. Be joyful
  9. Be generous
  10. Be gentle with others
  11. Be positive

Bring #11forJacob to your school, business or organization. Download the poster or flier and share the movement.

Remember and use these traits in your family or organization. Add the number 11 somewhere at your next game, concert or event to show your commitment to making the world a better place for kids and then share with us on social media at #11forJacob or #JacobsHopeLives. See the amazing ways this movement is already spreading, across Minnesota and around the world.

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A proven history of helping kids & families...

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children. They continue to work to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training and prevention while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors and communities.


"Our Issues Twin Cities" visited the JWRC office to learn more about the problem of missing children and how JWRC works to respond.

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