This scandal, amidst a series of other sports scandals, has pushed the U.S. Olympic Committee to create a new board to investigate claims of sex abuse, SafeSport, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, with bipartisan support, to introduce the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act.
When Sex Abuse Was Not Reported and the Perpetrators Were “Mr. Stranger Danger”
The Organizational Scandals Appear on the Horizon
By Treating Sex Abuse Differently, Organization-by-Organization, We Fail to Achieve the Child-centered Policy That Will Protect Children Adequately
Enough Institution-by-Institution Scandals: It’s Time for the Government to Act
Marci A. Hamilton is a Fox distinguished scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the CEO and academic director of Child USA, the nonprofit think tank to prevent child abuse and neglect. She is the author of God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty and Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children. She also runs websites covering her areas of expertise, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRAPerils.com) and statutes of limitations for child sex abuse (SOL-Reform.com). She blogs at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights.