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CWRU Youth Protection Work Group policy information session

More than 60 youth programs sponsored by Case Western Reserve University take place annually, ranging from sports camps to academic enrichment programs to mentoring. The CWRU Youth Protection Work Group ensures these youth programs take proper steps to keep participants safe.

Made up of representatives from various departments, the group has drafted a Youth Protection Policy covering programs involving individuals under age 18 who are not CWRU students. There will be an information session to present the policy draft Friday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room.

Leaders of CWRU youth programs and any faculty or staff member planning to start a youth program may attend and provide feedback.

The draft Youth Protection Policy covers issues like training of staff, background checks, reporting known or suspected child abuse and registration of youth programs.

For more information, contact Lisa Palazzo, chief compliance and privacy officer, at 216.368.5791 or