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SCHOOL DELAYS
Pennsylvania Statue University Sexual Abuse Scandal (2012)
Organizations join to stop child sexual abuse in sports
Organizations join to stop child sexual abuse in sports

Following a string of recent cases in which coaches used their positions to sexually abuse children, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation says it is trying to help sports organizations better screen people who work with young athletes. The foundation has created an online resource that offers training for employees and volunteers. The site also directs sports organization leaders to a legal research website where they can search potential staff members' criminal histories at a minimal cost. "Most organizations serving kids do the bare minimum to protect them" because they feel overwhelmed just managing their day-to-day operations, and screening volunteers can be expensive, said...

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