Programs Involving Children

Programs Involving Children

The Programs Involving Children (PIC) policy was the result of an internal procedures review in 2012, during which former IU President Michael A. McRobbie declared the safety of children on campus “must be our highest priority.”

The PIC policy was created to ensure the overall protection and safety of children involved in Indiana University programs through the use of:

  • background checks
  • program registration
  • a mandate for program-specific guidelines
  • an emphasis on the legal duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect

Read IU’s Programs Involving Children (PIC) policy

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State and federal sex and violent offender registries

Zachary’s Law in Indiana requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments (or, in Marion County, at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department).

The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.

See the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), established by the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, provides information to the public on the location of registered sex offenders regardless of state boundaries.

See the National Sex Offender Public Website