Safe Sport

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    The mission of USA Judo is to foster the growth of the sport of judo in the United States of America and support competitive excellence by U.S. athletes in international Olympic and Paralympic competition. The privilege of membership may, therefore, be withdrawn or denied by USA Judo at any time where USA Judo determines that its member or a prospective member's conduct is inconsistent with the mission of the organization or the best interest of the judo community, particularly its athlete community.

    In order to ensure the safety of its athlete community, USA Judo has adopted the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Training and has made this training mandatory for all certified coaches, referees, board members, medical staff, national event weight verification personnel and national office staff.

     

    All reports of non-sexual misconduct (ie. bullying, hazing, verbal abuse) should be reported to the USA Judo by contacting Austin Leath, Membership & Safe Sport Manager, at Austin.Leath@usajudo.us or 719-866-3621 or by submitting the online misconduct report.

    USA Judo Safe Sport Resources

    • USA Judo SafeSport Handbook

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    • Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

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    • Response and Resolution Process

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    U.S. Center for SafeSport Resources

    • Centralized Disciplinary Database

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    • Youth Athlete Training

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    • Parental Toolkit

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    The training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and covers the following topics:

    • Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
    • Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
    • Emotional and Physical Misconduct

    Upon completion of the online SafeSport training, individuals will be certified for one year. After the initial completed training, an abbreviated course is offered to maintain annual certification.

    If you are a USA Judo member and would like to have your profile updated automatically upon completion of the courses, click the button below, login and choose "SafeSport Training" on the left-hand side.

    SafeSport for Current USA Judo Members

    • SafeSport Online Registration

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    • SafeSport Instructions

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    SafeSport Helpline (866-200-0796) is a collaborative project between the U.S. Center for SafeSport and RAINN, specifically for athletes who have experienced sexual misconduct in sport.

    RAINN (800-656-HOPE) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and they run the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

    1 in 6 offers online support groups and a chat helpline for men who have been sexually abused.

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-SAFE) is for those who have experienced domestic violence.

    Love Is Respect (866-331-9474) is the national dating violence hotline for teens and young adults, and it is part of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

    Childhelp (800-422-4453) runs the national child abuse hotline and can be used by minors or parents of minors who have experienced any type of abuse.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) provides support for people who are suicidal or in crisis, as well as for people trying to help someone who is suicidal.

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives (1-800-DON-TCUT) helps people of all ages who deal with self-harming behaviors.

    National Eating Disorders Association (800-931-2237) provides support to those struggling with various eating disorders, suggests treatments, and advises friends and family on how to help.  

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (800-622-HELP) provides support and referrals to those facing substance use and/or mental health disorders, as well as to those who support them.

    The National Drug Helpline (844-289-0879) offers private, confidential help from trusted professionals for those struggling with dependency on alcohol, prescription, or illegal drugs.

    The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center (800-273-TALK) provides both text and call hotline options for young people who are facing mental health issues or crises.

    Your Life Your Voice (800-448-3000) is a hotline for pre-teens, teens, and young adults who are in crisis or feeling overwhelmed with any issue. They also offer text, chat, and e-mail options.

    The Trevor Project (866-488-7386) offers crisis and suicide prevention support for LGBTQ+ youth.

    Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a trans-led organization that provides emergency, community, and emotional support for trans individuals. 

    Veterans Crisis Line (800-273-8255) offers crisis help to all Veterans, Service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and their loved ones.

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