SBC EC Investigation

SBC EC Investigation

Updated: September 9, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the Task Force announced that Guidepost Solutions was retained to conduct the independent assessment and investigation regarding the Executive Committee of the SBC, as commissioned by the Messengers of the Convention at the 2021 SBC annual meeting. Pursuant to the Letter of Engagement, Guidepost’s mandate is as follows:

Specifically, and as directed by the SBC Motion, Guidepost will investigate:

  • Allegations of abuse by Executive Committee members
  • Mishandling of abuse allegations by Executive Committee members between January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
  • Allegations of mistreatment of sexual abuse victims by Executive Committee members from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
  • Patterns of intimidation of sexual abuse victims or advocates from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
  • Resistance to sexual abuse reform initiatives from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021

In addition, Guidepost will perform an audit of the procedures and actions of the Credentials Committee after its formation in mid-June 2019, using best standards and practices designed to ensure accountability, transparency, and care for the wellbeing of survivors of sexual abuse.

Anyone who would like to provide relevant information to Guidepost in furtherance of the investigation may do so using the following email address: ECInvestigation@guidepostsolutions.com

If you wish to provide information by U.S. Mail, please use the following address:

Guidepost Solutions
Attn: SBC EC Investigation
1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036

Additional information regarding the Task Force and the scope of the investigation can be found here.

A press release announcing the retention of Guidepost can be found here.