Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Law Could Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

BOISE, Idaho – A new law could help prevent child sexual abuse on youth sports teams this summer. 

After hundreds of cases of abuse within the USA women's gymnastics team were revealed last year, Congress passed the Safe Sport Act in January. 

Under the law, youth sports organizations are required to give sexual abuse prevention training, and report abuse allegations to local law enforcement. 

With summer sports warming up, organizations are looking at how to stay in line with these new policies. 

"So many good things happen in sporting organizations, and young people and adolescents blossom into these really great adults, partly because of the experience and the coaching that they get, and all those kind of things,” says David Duro, president and CEO of Treasure Valley Family YMCA. “But not everybody can be trusted with our children."...

1 comment:

  1. Are we talking about the same Congress?


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