scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: disciplinary dilemma - GSS?????
Dryer, Mark GS (CLF N4621A) (DryerMS@CLF.NAVY.MIL
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 07:52:06 CDT
I don't know what the law is anywhere else, but please allow me to quote
from clipping that I carry in my wallet from my Council paper:
"Effective July 1, 1993, as a result of legislation passed by the 1993
Virginia General Assembly, mandated reporters are required to report their
suspicions of child abuse or neglect with 72 hours of becoming suspicious.
Failure to report is a misdemeanor. If found guilty, the fine is up to $500
for the first incident and from $100 to $1,000 for any subsequent incidents.
The list of mandated reporters has been expanded to include persons
associated with private organizations responsible for the custody and
control of children including, but not limited to scouting organizations."
I suggest that everyone check his/her state's laws on reporting child
abuse/neglect. At least in Virginia, reporting this suspected sex crime
against a minor is not hypocrisy - failure to do so is a crime itself.
SA, Troop 1
From: Bob Lazell [mailto:rlazell@QED.NET]
Sent: Wednesday, 21 June 2000 22.43
Subject: Re: [SCOUTS-L] disciplinary dilemma -
. . . If a "crime" has been committed we are all guilty, and to
point a finger and
say "abuse is suspected" and "report" it to the SE, is the
hypocrisy. . . .