The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was created in reaction to the abuse found at various youth sports organizations, including USA Gymnastics.
The Act creates a new standard of care that affects youth serving organizations across the country. Mandatory reporting requirements and a requirement that covered sports organizations establish reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions between an adult and participating minors without being in an observable and interruptible distance from another adult, are included in the new standard of care.
Shoshin Ryu is committed to fostering a safe, fun, and healthy environment for all members. As part of its compliance efforts associated with the Act, Shoshin Ryu has updated its prevention policies and mandatory reporting requirements, including where, how and what to report in the event a concern were to ever arise.