The scandal prompted the board of directors at USA Gymnastics to resign, along with top officials at Michigan State. Other changes have also been made like a restructuring and layoffs and shrinking its board of directors from 21 to 15. Now the majority of directors must be independent of the organization.
Legislation has been signed into law making child abuse reporting mandatory for the USOC and other amateur sports organization. New Chief Executive of the U.S.A. Gymnastics, Kerry Perry fired Rhonda Faehn who had been running the women’s program.
In March 2017, SafeSport was launched as an independent body to investigate sexual misconduct and to foster athlete safety. SafeSport Policy provides more information regarding abuse, expands definitions of misconduct, strengthens procedures for reporting and processing allegations of misconduct. The United States Center for SafeSport also offers a 24-hour victim services helpline.