Youth Protection Policy
Brian A. Oliva (BOliva@AOL.COM)
Fri, 22 Sep 1995 07:01:40 -0400
I'll be checking through our council to get their official instructions, but
I wanted to bounce this off the collective group experience. I have a
prospective Den Leader that was up front and reported a child abuse incident
on his application. He was charged by his ex-wife for grabbing his son on the
shoulder hard enough to leave a mark. There was no conviction. I don't know
the exact timing, but he has since remarried and has another son in second
grade, so it was at least 8 years ago. I will verify that and check with the
people he put as references.
Is there any policy on how to proceed with an investigation? Is it done at
the unit, or district, or national level? Exactly what has to be done? This
is the first time anyone has ever answered yes to one of the screening
questions on the application, and I want to be fair, and not screw this up.
This question aside, he would have passed the interview process with flying
colors. Based on the limited information I have now, if nothing else turns
up, I would still recommend his approval.
Thanks in advance,
Brian Oliva, Committee Chair
Pack 846, Milford Ohio
Big Bear District
Dan Beard Council, Cincinnati
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City