A Federally Authorized Resource to End Abuse
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. We endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.
The Center opened its doors in Denver, Colorado, in March 2017, and soon after became federally authorized under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (which became Public Law No: 115-126 on February 14, 2018). Under this law, we develop resources and policies to safeguard athletes from bullying, harassment, hazing, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. The law entrusts the Center as the exclusive authority to re-spond to reports of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their recognized National Governing Bodies (NGBs).
The Center is a trusted educational resource for all sport entities at all levels of sport from grassroots amateur sports organizations to professional leagues.
Our mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.
Our vision is that every athlete will be 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. Every athlete thrives, on and off the field of play.