During press coverage of the ongoing and unfolding Penn State scandal, reporters have also written extensively about The Second Mile Foundation.
The Second Mile, a nonprofit organization serving the youth of Pennsylvania, has been pulled into the scandal because Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, set up the organization. As of Dec. 8, all 10 of Sandusky’s accusers reported meeting him at The Second Mile.
Whatever the outcome, social service organizations will be able to learn on The Second Mile’s dime. The greatest lesson from this crisis is that it should have been stopped long before it spun out of control.
Following are risk management principles to help make this a reality for social services organizations: