New Federal Law to Protect Minor Athletes

Feb. 21, 2018, 11:46 a.m. (ET)

New Federal Law to Protect Minor Athletes
Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, was signed into law February 14, 2018, and is effective immediately. The bill amends two federal statutes: (1) the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 and (2) the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. This fact sheet provides additional information about the new law. In the coming weeks, the Center will be reviewing and analyzing the new law and reaching out to experts and organizations for guidance on implementation.
For questions about SafeSport within USA Racquetball, please contact Renee Gundolff at 719-635-5396 ext. 125.
Resources:

Coming in 2018!
  • The U.S. Center for SafeSport is developing a parent toolkit, and child and youth athlete resources in 2018! Stay tuned for new resources.
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Awareness Month. Free tools are available from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
 
Contact Us
U.S. Center for SafeSport, 1385 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite A-706 Denver, CO 80222
+1 (720) 531-0344 (Main)
+1 (720) 531-0340 (Report a Concern)
+1 (866) 200-0796 (24/7 SafeSport Crisis Line)
+1 (720) 676-6417 (Online Training Help Desk Technical Support)