Response and Resolution

Resolving Abuse and Misconduct reports


At the Center, we independently receive, respond to, and resolve allegations of abuse and misconduct in sport. We accept reports through this confidential form and by phone at 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233). Our staff of expert, caring professionals carries out the investigative process fairly for claimants, respondents, and third parties alike. To better understand how our process works, please watch the videos on this page.

Process Videos


U.S. Congress passed a 2017 law giving the U.S. Center for SafeSport exclusive authority to respond to reports of sexual and other abuse and misconduct on behalf of 14+ million individuals throughout the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement—including members of its thousands of local, regional, and national sport organizations and governing bodies. The Center also publishes a Centralized Disciplinary Database that lists adults who have been suspended or deemed ineligible to participate in their Olympic or Paralympic sport.

The law also tasked the Center with developing and enforcing policies and procedures to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of athletes. These policies, including the SafeSport Code and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, apply to individuals and organizations throughout the Movement, and are recommended abuse-prevention guidance for every sport organization, anywhere. The Center is responsible for auditing and ensuring that sport organizations throughout the Movement comply with these policies.