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Reporting Misconduct

*Contact 9-1-1 Immediately if you are facing a life-threatening emergency. 

 **YOU MAY REPORT ANONYMOUSLY.

Sexual Misconduct:

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over allegations of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Make a report to the Center if you have a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

If you choose to report anonymously, please write ANONYMOUS on the online SafeSport Report Form where it says “Your full name.” If you would prefer to report by phone, please call 1-833-587-7233. Callers may remain anonymous. There is no fee to report.

Mandatory Reporting:

The reporter’s vital job is simply to report the allegation to the appropriate entity(ies).  

DO NOT evaluate the credibility of the allegation or investigate it.

If an adult Participant learns of any allegation of Sexual Misconduct, Child Abuse, or Retaliation, they must report the allegation immediately to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

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If an adult Participant learns of information and reasonably suspects that a Minor has suffered an incident of Child Abuse (to include neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse), they must report this to law enforcement (or in some states child protective services) and the Center for SafeSport immediately.  

Filing a report with the Center does not satisfy the reporting requirement to law enforcement.

Other Forms of Misconduct:

To report forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment, or violations of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), please report promptly to the U.S. Center for SafeSport as outlined above or report to the ACA by submitting the form below or by contacting the ACA Executive Director. There is no fee to report.

If the U.S. Center for SafeSport declines jurisdiction of a misconduct report, the ACA will take over jurisdiction and follow the ACA Response and Resolution Policy.

The ACA recognizes it can be difficult for an athlete, teammate, friend, or family member to report an allegation of misconduct and strives to remove as many barriers to reporting as possible.   You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, where appropriate, the investigative process may require further input and anonymous reporting may make it difficult for the ACA to move forward with an investigation.

**YOU MAY REPORT ANONYMOUSLY. If you choose to report anonymously, please write ANONYMOUS where it says “First Name” and “Last Name.”

By submitting the report form, you are giving permission to the ACA’s staff to contact you.

Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of ACA’s Code of Conduct.  A report of abuse, misconduct or policy violation that is malicious, frivolous or made in bad faith is prohibited. Such reports will be considered a violation of ACA’s SafeSport Policy and grounds for disciplinary action. Depending on the nature of the allegation, a person making a malicious, frivolous or bad-faith report may also be subject to civil or criminal proceedings.

Misconduct Report Form

1. PERSON BEING REPORTED

Please provide as much information as possible about the person you are reporting.
Person Being Reported: Name
Person Being Reported: Position(s) this Person Holds/Held

2. ALLEGED MISCONDUCT INFORMATION

Provide as much specific information as you are able.
Type of Misconduct
Knowledge of Victim(s) Involved in the Alleged Misconduct:

3. VICTIM OR VICTIMS

Please identify the victim below. If you wish the victim to remain anonymous (whether the victim is yourself or someone else), please enter the name as 'Anonymous.' If you are unaware of the victim's identity, please enter 'Unknown.'
Victim: Name
If Applicable, Additional Victim: Name

4. INDIVIDUAL(S) WHO MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please list anyone who may be able to provide additional information regarding the alleged offense. We will not identify you when these individuals are contacted.
Individuals with Additional Information: Name
Individuals with Additional Information: Relationship to Victim

5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Enter any other information that you feel would be helpful to an investigation of the alleged offense.
Max. file size: 768 MB.

6. REPORT SUBMITTED BY:

You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, providing your information is vastly helpful to a swift and effective investigation. All reports are kept strictly confidential by ACA Staff. A person reporting alleged misconduct should not fear any retribution and/or consequence when filing a report they believe to be true.
Your Name
Your Relationship to Victim
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.