Monday, September 24, 2018

(JNS.org) Four major U.S. Jewish foundations have pledged to require youth-serving organizations that they support to implement policies that will bolster protections against sexual abuse of children in their care.

In an initiative facilitated by Los Angeles-based Jumpstart Labs, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Ruderman Family Foundation, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation this month signed the Child Safety Pledge, which upgrades protections against child sexual abuse in Jewish youth programs.

A “Child Safety First” report published by Jumpstart this year identified gaps in organizational awareness at Jewish day schools and camps that could create vulnerabilities for sexual predators to exploit.

 

More than 20 major Jewish foundations and philanthropists are currently engaged with Jumpstart to explore adoption of the pledge.

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