Introducing Gray Investigative Group: Specialists in SafeSport
GIG is a Minnesota based investigative agency and consulting service, and training service specializing in investigating SafeSport, Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics misconduct claims, assisting organizations with navigation of both the SafeSport Program and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) as required by the Protect In Sports Act.
Although the aforementioned policies are lengthy and involved, for most local youth sports organizations they can be pared down to some of the more crucial elements that will best insure conformity.
- Screening: Anyone with regular, routine, or frequent access to minor athletes must be screened nationally at least every other year.
- SafeSport Training: Anyone needing to be screened must also complete SafeSport Training either from the Center for SafeSport or a similarly approved program.
- Any sport that utilizes locker rooms must see to it that they are monitored by a screened/trained adult.
- Abide by the one on one interaction policy- no adult can be alone with a minor unless they are in an open, observable, and interruptible location. For example, an adult can never be alone with a minor in a locker room.
- Inform the parents of the existence of the policy the prohibited conducts- Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Harassment, Hazing and Threats.
- Create reporting and response mechanism that reacts to stop the misconduct, see to it that it does not recur, investigate the allegations, sanction the offender(s) when appropriate.
- Abide by all discipline and due process rules and policies while doing so, such as proper notice and hearings.