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July 01, 2021
Jane Austen Society of North America Plans for Ombuds
The nonprofit association dedicated to the appreciation of the English novelist has promised to create an Ombuds for its members. JASNA adopted Community Guidelines in February 2021 to improve diversity and discourage intimidating behaviors at all of its regional and national events. These guidelines also state that, "JASNA has created the new position of Ombudsperson to handle concerns of this nature." Further details, including the structure of the program or appointment of an Ombuds, have not been announced. (JASNA Community Guidelines.)