Tools & Resources

This page contains helpful tools and resources for those participating in programs or activities involving minors.

Protection of Minors Policy

This policy establishes guidelines for those in the University community who may work or interact with individuals under 18 years of age, with the goal of promoting the safety and wellbeing of Minors. Learn more about the Protection of Minors Policy.

Working with Minors Guidelines

This informational packet contains guidelines for working with minors that will help you to maintain safe and positive interactions and reduce the risk of mistaken allegations, steps to take if you suspect that a minor has been abused or neglected or is otherwise unsafe, and advice on the signs of child abuse and neglect from the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. All individuals working with minors in University-run or –affiliated programs or activities are required to review this resource and sign the Certification indicating that they have done so. Learn more about Guidelines for Working with Minors.

Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

This resource contains helpful information about the signs of abuse and neglect from the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. Learn more about identifying the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Online Training: Protecting Children: Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct

This online training course includes modules for

  1. awareness,
  2. boundaries,
  3. codes of conduct, and
  4. reporting.

It is designed to assist faculty, staff and students who work with minors in establishing a comprehensive program for protecting children from sexual misconduct by addressing prevention strategies and reporting. All individuals who are required to obtain a background check pursuant to the Protection of Minors Policy must complete this online training course. Learn more about Online Training.

Mandated Reporters and their Legal Obligations

District of Columbia law designates individuals in certain occupations and professions as mandated reporters. Mandated reporters must report known or suspected mental or physical abuse or neglect of a child known to them in their professional or official capacity to either the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) at 911 or the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). The CFSA hotline, at (202) 671.7233, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DC law also requires mandated reporters to complete the Mandated Reporter Training offered by the CFSA

DC Child and Family Services Agency

The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the public child welfare agency in the District of Columbia responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect and assisting their families. Learn more about DC Child and Family Services.

Sexual Misconduct

Georgetown University has policies and procedures in place to address sexual misconduct on campus, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship and dating violence, and stalking.  Information about policies and resources relating to sexual misconduct is available on the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct webpage.

Office of Compliance and Ethics

If you have questions or would like to report a concern regarding the safety of a minor participating in a Georgetown University program or activity, or other activity on Georgetown’s campus, please contact the Office of Compliance and Ethics by calling (202) 687.6493 or using the University’s Compliance Helpline, which is accessible at or by telephone at (888) 239.9181.