Investigations of alleged child sexual abuse at the hands of college coaches have revealed that many states' child abuse mandated reporting laws, including Connecticut's, do not require coaches and other personnel employed by higher education institutions to report suspected abuse. Moreover, volunteers who coach children in their communities are not required to report. The legislature may wish to expand the range of mandated abuse reporters and ensure that anyone who witnesses abuse, mandated or not, feels comfortable reporting it.
-- From Office of Legislative Research Major Issues Report
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