UConn Outlines New Abuse Policy For Lawmakers

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

University of Connecticut officials have outlined for lawmakers new policies for responding to reports of sexual abuse and child abuse on campus.

The policies, expected to be adopted by the school's Board of Trustees on Wednesday, would require almost all employees, including coaches, to report suspected abuse to one of three campus offices -- the school's Title IX coordinator, the Office of Community Standards, or the Office of Diversity and Equity.

The school officials testified Tuesday before two committees considering legislation in response to the child abuse scandal at Penn State.

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