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On February 14th, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was enacted by Congress and became federal law.

The new legislation is a response to sexual abuse revealed in and around USA Gymnastics — but the impact of the legislation reaches far beyond Olympic-level sport.

The Act creates a new ‘standard of care’ for all organizations providing youth sport programming: youth sport ministries, school leagues and athletics, camps, country club leagues, and more. In short, the new Act requires Prevention Training and Prevention Policies.

Abuse Prevention Systems provides analysis of the Act allowing youth sport organizations to better understand WHO is impacted, WHAT is required and HOW to comply.

Documents:

Love & Norris Bio

Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990

Olympic and Amateur Sports Act

S.534 [Public Law No. 115-126] ‘Safe Sport Act’

S.534 Analysis (by Love & Norris)

US Center for SafeSport – List of Covered Individuals (2018)