Protection of Minors in Youth Programs

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LSU Youth Programs & Non-LSU Youth Programs Occurring on LSU Property

This webpage is to assist youth programs, as well as their employees and volunteers, with minimizing the risk of harm to minors participating in youth programs. It includes information on the University's youth protection policy, youth program registration, training, background checks, and reporting.  This information can be found by clicking on the appropriate campus below. 

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Permanent Memorandum 16 (PM-16)—Protection of Minors Participating in University Programs

Although PM-16 is now in effect, LSU is preparing procedures for compliance and enforcement.  Until such procedures are put in place, programs are temporarily waived from full compliance with PM-16 although efforts should be made toward full compliance whenever possible.  Aside from PM-16, all programs must be in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations regarding working with minors at all times.


To report suspected abuse or neglect of a minor, call the State of Louisiana Hotline at 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential.