Excerpted from post-gazette.com, by Bill Schackner
A state audit says Penn State fails to ensure all workers coming in contact with children through university-operated youth camps have required background checks, even five years after reforms announced in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said as many as 57 youth camps held during 2016 may have operated with one or more staffers not having the background clearances required by law to be on file. His auditors found 7.9 percent of the youth camps they examined had at least one clearance missing for at least one staffer associated with the camp.
Penn State held 732 such camps in 2016; auditors examined the records for 76 of them.
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