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The Office of Youth Protection website serves as a central repository for university policies, training, and program registration for youth programs and activities.

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, all members of the University community who have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect must report the matter immediately to the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) child abuse and neglect hotline, 1-800-552-7096. Additionally, notify the University of Virginia Office of Youth Protection via Just Report It.

Report It!

Certain programs/activities involving minors on and around Grounds are considered “covered programs” under the Protection of Minors and Reporting Abuse policy. This policy requires that sponsoring units of covered programs complete program registration, background checks, and training on recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. 

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