ABUSE & NEGLECT OF ATHLETES
The Game Over Commission
CHILD USA is investigating sexual abuse in youth sports programs to ensure sports organizations protect our children – rather than harm them.
Child athletes appear to face a higher rate of abuse and neglect than the average child. We’re asking why – and what can be done to prevent it.
We investigate and devise the best policies for protection: youth sports programs, high school and college athletics, the incidence of sexual abuse and neglect among elite or Olympic-level athletes; as well as professional sports, from the NFL and MLB to the NBA and NHL, which set examples and goals for child athletes.
GAME OVER: COMMISSION TO PROTECT YOUTH ATHLETES
ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN SPORTS
CHILD USA features important information in the field.
CBS3 Staff | November 4, 2019
Sexual abuse in collegiate sports was the focus of a gathering in Philadelphia on Monday. It was the first of many independent hearings by the Game Over Commission.
The commission is examining the institutional failures that led to the Larry Nassar case.
Nassar is a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor who’s behind bars for allegedly assaulting at least 250 young women.