The presenters will share their first-hand experiences resulting from their childhood victimization and the process of helping solve the twenty-seven-year- old abduction and murder of eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling. They will underscore the importance of advocacy for abuse victims from the perspective of adult male survivors, including the perspective of a therapist versed in working with trauma victims.
Describe the case, the short and long term effects of the crimes, and the impact and effects resulting the case remaining unsolved for decades
Describe the communities, crimes and suspects and discuss the cold-case review that ultimately led to resolution
Identify issues and opportunities to bring about positive change in serving victims/survivors