How does AYSO protect its Volunteers?
Safe Haven is a program designed to address a growing need for child and volunteer protection.
The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
This law grants immunity from certain types of prosecution for volunteers who meet its requirements. In order to receive full protection under the law, AYSO volunteers need four things.
- They must be currently registered in the database.
- They must be properly trained and certified.
- They must be performing duties as laid out in a position description.
- They must act within the scope of AYSO's Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.