In light of former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s scathing report of Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, a task force has been set up at Temple to review the findings of the report.
The task force, chaired by JoAnne Epps, dean of the Beasley School of Law, was created on July 17, and will be charged with reviewing the report and making any recommendations to modify Temple’s policies and procedures.
“I believe every university should take Judge Freeh’s report as an opportunity to review its own policies and procedures,” Acting President Richard Englert said in an email.
Nine other university administrators will join Epps as members of the task force and three others will staff it, according to the email.
The Freeh report alleged that Penn State officials failed to act to protect the children that Sandusky abused. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized,” Freeh said in a press release.
The members of the task force will provide a final report on their findings by September 15. University officials declined to comment on the task force past the press release.