U.S. Center for SafeSport
In 2012 The United States Olympic and Paralympic Movements created the SafeSport program to improve athlete safety across the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC’s) 47 sport National Governing Bodies (NGBs). To further those efforts, the USOC created the U.S. Center for SafeSport in March 2017. Located in Denver, CO, The Center seeks to enable every athlete to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the playing field. The Center’s nine-member board of directors includes subject-matter experts in the areas of abuse prevention and investigation, ethics compliance and sports administration.
JURISDICTION AND AUTHORITY
The Center has exclusive jurisdiction to investigate and resolve alleged Code violations involving sexual misconduct. (However, The Center has discretionary authority over other policy violations, including physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and harassment.) The Center’s jurisdiction includes Covered Individuals, as defined in USA Gymnastics’ Safe Sport Policy.
MISSION, PURPOSE AND VISION
Mission
To cultivate and steward a culture of dignity and respect in sport.

Purpose
Enable every athlete to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the field of play.

Vision
Every athlete is safe, supported and strengthened through sport.
  • Safe. Athletes are protected from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
  • Supported. Athletes enjoy welcome, respectful environments, and diversity is actively embraced.
  • Strengthened. Athletes use the skills they’ve learned in sport to contribute to the well-being of their communities.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
REPORTING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CODE VIOLATIONS
Covered Individuals are required to report suspected or known child sexual abuse to local law enforcement, even if they are not a mandated reporter in their state. After having fulfilled that requirement, Covered Individuals are then required to notify the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Covered Individuals who fail to report SafeSport Code violations may be subject to disciplinary action.

How to Report Sexual Misconduct to The Center
Online: https://uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern/ (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
Phone: 720-524-5640

Confidentiality
Although the Center cannot guarantee confidentiality, it will, to the greatest extent possible, maintain the privacy of all individuals involved in the investigation and resolution of alleged SafeSport Code violations.

Anonymous Reporting
Anonymous reporting is permitted.

Investigation and Resolution Process
In response to an alleged SafeSport Code violation, the Center may:
  • Initiate an informal resolution
  • Conduct a full investigation
  • Conclude the alleged violation is out of scope and refer the matter to USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Olympic Committee Informal Resolution
Visit uscenterforsafesport.org/ to learn more or to view the Center’s policies and procedures. The Center’s policies and procedures are subject to change. Should the policies and procedures vary from the information contained herein, the policies and procedures will govern.