East Stroudsburg University Didn’t Do Background Checks On Youth Camp Workers,
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the findings of a recently completed audit looking into East Stroudsburg University’s practices for camps run by external organizations and other non-university events involving minors. The audit covered a three-year period from July 1, 2011, through June 2013.
According to DePasquale, 79 camps and 150 non-university events for which campus facilities were used. The auditor general said “I find it troubling that East Stroudsburg University did not require the completion of background checks and child abuse clearances on people working with minors at events on their campus.”
The university’s representative said it is and was in compliance with all state laws pertaining to the protection of minors. University officials told the auditor general they are in the process of updating policies on background checks and child abuse clearances to be in compliance with the Child Protective Service Law, which went into effect Dec. 31, 2014.