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U.S. Center for SafeSport*Contact 9-1-1 Immediately if you are facing a life-threatening emergency. 




Sexual Misconduct:

The U.S. Center for SafeSport handles ALL reports of sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Make a report to the Center if you have a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.


If you choose to report anonymously, please write ANONYMOUS on the online SafeSport Report Form where it says "Your full name." If you would prefer to report by phone, please call 720-531-0340. Callers may remain anonymous.


Other Forms of Misconduct:


To report forms of misconduct to the ACA, such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment, please submit the form below, or contact the ACA Executive Director.


The ACA recognizes it can be difficult for an athlete, teammate, friend or family member to report an allegation of misconduct and strives to remove as many barriers to reporting as possible.  You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, where appropriate, the investigative process may require further input and anonymous reporting may make it difficult for the ACA to move forward with an investigation.


**YOU MAY REPORT ANONYMOUSLY. If you choose to report anonymously, please write ANONYMOUS where it says "First Name" and "Last Name."

By submitting the report form, you are giving permission to the ACA's staff to contact you.


Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of ACA's Code of Conduct.  A report of abuse, misconduct or policy violation that is malicious, frivolous or made in bad faith is prohibited. Such reports will be considered a violation of ACA’s SafeSport Policy and grounds for disciplinary action. Depending on the nature of the allegation, a person making a malicious, frivolous or bad-faith report may also be subject to civil or criminal proceedings.



Please provide as much information as possible about the person you are reporting.

Provide as much specific information as you are able.

Please identify the victim below. If you wish the victim to remain anonymous (whether the victim is yourself or someone else), then please enter the name as 'Anonymous'. You may also be unaware of who the victim is. In that case, please enter 'Unknown'.

Please list anyone who may be able to provide additional information regarding the alleged offense. We will not identify you when we contact these individuals.

Enter any other information that you feel would be helpful to an investigation of the alleged offense you have reported.
You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, providing your information is vastly helpful to a swift and effective investigation. All reports are kept strictly confidential by ACA Staff. A person reporting alleged misconduct should not fear any retribution and/or consequence when filing a report he/she believes is true.

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