A PROGRAM FOR YOUTH SERVING ORGANIZATIONS
Partner in Prevention is a distinction awarded to organizations
or businesses that have committed the time and effort to educate themselves on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to
child sexual abuse.
THE STANDARD OF CARE
Organizations that serve youth have a responsibility to operate by a standard of care that best protects children. Perpetrators are drawn
to places where they have access to children and particularly environments where they can establish trusting relationships. Effective policies and training increases staff and volunteer awareness and teaches them to recognize the signs that an opportunity exists for abuse to occur.
The Partner in Prevention standards of care include:
• Conducting criminaI background checks on staff and volunteers who work with youth
• Making prevention a priority by using Stewards of Children to train staff and volunteers who interact with youth
• Implementing policy that limits opportunities for one adult to be alone with one child
A community is safest for children when parents and organizations alike know the facts and know how to protect the children in their lives.
A DISTINCTION ORGANIZATIONS CAN BE PROUD OF
Organizations that apply and are approved are recognized as a D2L Partner in Prevention for a period of one year. The organization is given a dated Partner in Prevention emblem to display at their facility, place on their website, and use on printed materials. The emblem is a sign to the community that the organization has made a commitment to prevention and has
put measures in place to prevent child sexual abuse in their organization and in their community.
An organization or business may apply directly to D2L using the Partner in Prevention Application, found at www.D2L.org/ Partner or a D2L Authorized Facilitator may submit an application on an organization's behalf.