The American Legion has the utmost confidence in its volunteers and staff, however, any organization entrusted with the safety of youth must take measures to sustain participant safety and mitigate the organization's risk and liability. In accordance with Resolution No. 17 titled "Risk Management Mandates for National Youth Programs" approved by the National Executive Committee, October 2023, the Risk Manager has identified judges, escorts, and holding room and assigned topic room monitors as contest positions requiring successful passage of a criminal history background check and sexual abuse awareness training prior to staffing the contest. These risk management mandates are conducted through an exclusive authorized provider and funded by the National Organization. Instructions and a link will be emailed out after the first of the new year.
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