The First Project: Abuse of Children in Sports

A group of student researchers from Southern University Law Center embarked on LDICP’s first research project. The researchers will be doing a state-by-state study of child abuse laws impacting those who participate in youth sports activities. Then, student editors will analyze related issues surrounding abuse of children by adults within their circle of trust. Finally, the LDICP team will draft specific bills and policy proposals to enact legislative change.


This LDICP project, our first, is at the request of the United States Track and Field Association (USATF). The USATF is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that serves as the national governing body for track & field and long-distance running in the United States. Visit the STUDENT JOURNAL to see how the students are progressing on this research project.