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Protecting children who interact with non-profit organizations

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In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, there is a new push to make sure kids are protected when they are in the care of non-profit groups. According to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, each day, nearly 150 people with criminal records sign up to work with non-profits, many of whom are registered sex offenders. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has developed a new policy and tool-kit to help child-based non-profits screen applicants and non-profit workers.

Foundation president Steve Salem and Board of Directors member Robbie Callaway talk to FOX43 about the new program.

1 Comment

  • ed

    I'm President of a local fire department and we have policies in place (for years) requiring full background checks for new members as well as spot checking present members. we stride to keep the community safe on all fronts.

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