Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Chief Executive Officer received praise in a recent York Dispatch editorial for her appointment to the Task Force on Child Protection. Gov. Tom Corbett tapped Rumburg and 10 others to serve on the task force.
The editorial from the York Dispatch is below. It can also be viewed at http://www.yorkdispatch.com/viewpoints/ci_19752261
Thumbs up: A Manchester Township woman is one of 11 people from around the state who will help change Pennsylvania's child abuse reporting practices in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Gov. Tom Corbett has tapped Delilah Rumburg to serve on the state Task Force on Child Protection, which has been charged with studying how child abuse is reported and responded to; collecting input from the public; and reporting how procedures, laws and training can be improved.
The director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Rumburg already has a list of proposals.
She'd like to see required training for those professions -- like doctors, teachers and coaches -- who are mandated to report suspected child abuse. She's also in favor of "increased accountability" among government offices that investigate abuse allegations.
The House and Senate set up the task force in response to the child sex-abuse scandal in which Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, is accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period.
Two Penn State officials have been charged with perjury amid accusations that they lied to a grand jury about the university's response to abuse reports. Others, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, lost their jobs.