In The News – Amid Sexual-Misconduct Scandal, A New Code Of Conduct For Drum Corps

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In a departure for the decades-old youth organization, Drum Corps International this week unveiled a new code of conduct that sets standards for how its largely autonomous member organizations should address sexual misconduct. It includes a ban on sexual contact between staff and participants.

It comes six weeks after an Inquirer and Daily News investigation into one of the activity’s most prominent directors, Allentown’s George Hopkins, sparked widespread calls for change to better protect the thousands of teens and young adults who participate in the marching band activity.

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Posted by on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Filed under Current News, DCI World.