Safe Sport banned 122 people

The United States Center for Safe Sport opened on March 3, 2017. …

In its first year, the center banned 122 people, temporarily suspended 60 and delivered 10 sanctions short of ineligibility. …

The Center for Safe Sport has nine full-time employees and several investigators that work on contracts. Pfohl hopes to double the organization’s workforce this year and increase its budget from its current $4.3 million to about $8 million. …

Safe Sport also receives funding from the private sector and is hoping to work with Congress to identify additional funding sources. …

… organization is not just about investigations and punishment. It wants to improve awareness and education to prevent not only sexual abuse, but bullying, harassment, hazing and physical and emotional abuse.

McClatchy

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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