The Charity Caught Up In the Penn State ScandalPosted on November 22nd, 2011.
The Penn State sex abuse scandal is yet another reminder to Board Members and Directors of nonprofit organizations to ensure that complaints of sexual abuse in your organization is to be taken seriously. Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant coach who is now accused of sexually abusing young children, founded a program for “at-risk” children called Second Mile. In the midst of all the recent developments about various victims coming forward to tell their story of abuse, a recent article by the Nonprofit Quarterly talks about the involvement of Sandusky’s charity and how the nonprofit and its Board Members might be as culpable as Penn State. The article reports that Second Mile was aware of several charges of child abuse and did nothing. Sandusky’s name has now been removed from the charity’s website, but the damage caused by Second Mile’s inaction will remain forever.
The full article can be found at: http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17576:jerry-sanduskys-second-mile-charity-may-be-as-culpable-as-penn-state&catid=153:features&Itemid=336.