New Ventura County Grand Jury Report Raises Questions About Government Liability For Sports Leagues

Jun 3, 2019

A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says cities, and special districts need to do more to insure that all of the sports leagues which use their facilities have policies to protect against injuries, or child physical or sexual abuse.

The new report says non-affiliated sports leagues aren’t required to provide proof that protections are in place. Non-affiliated leagues are ones which aren’t governed by a national body, like Little League.

The Grand Jury also concluded that cities and districts are underinsured to protect them against liability from injuries, or abuse stemming from participants in the non-affiliated sports leagues.