Penn State Sees New Initiatives To Fight Sex Abuse

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Penn State’s partner in fighting child abuse reports positive results. The steps began after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

The University says their partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and National Sexual Violence Resource Center has resulted in new initiatives across the state. In the past year, more than 30,000 people affiliated with Penn State have received training to identify and report child abuse, and seven counties across the state have started new prevention programs.

The coalition used part of the $1.5 million from Penn State’s 2011 Big 10 bowl revenues to fund several of these new initiatives.

Penn State’s newest president will take office in May. University officials confirm Dr. Eric Barron will begin his role as president on May 12th.