Youth Organization Sexual Abuse Cases
Florida Sexual Abuse Attorneys Assisting Children Who Have Been Victimized
Youth organizations are meant to be a place for children to interact with their peers and learn valuable lessons about life. Unfortunately, the volunteers, employees, and administrators of such groups sometimes use the organization as an opportunity to preying on children. The criminal justice system will often result in the perpetrators going to prison. The law also protects the victims by allowing them to recover damages through the civil justice system. If your son or daughter has been the victim of a crime, then contact us today to speak with a Florida youth group sexual abuse attorney.
Youth Organizations Can Be Held Responsible for the Acts of Administrators, Volunteers, and Employees
Youth organizations are charged with ensuring the safety of any children in their care. Such organizations can include the clubs, athletic leagues, churches, camps geared towards children and more. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a child or children to be sexually abused while in such organizations. Examples of such conduct include:
- Sexual abuse by athletic coaches
- Abuse by staff at a Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, or a similar organization
- Sexual abuse by members or a religious organization
- Sexual abuse by teachers or school personnel
Examples of how the larger organization can be liable for such conduct can include failing to properly screen employees who turned out to be threats to children, not following up on “red flags” when concerns are reported by others, and not reporting known incidents of abuse. In addition to the larger organization, liability may also extend to supervisors, other employees, and other third parties.
If your son or daughter has been abused then they and your family may be entitled to damages. These damages would include the cost of medical bills, financial losses (such as those stemming from missed time at work), payment for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and possible punitive damages.
Immediately Report Sexual Abuse Within a Youth Organization
If your son or daughter has been the victim of abuse, then it is crucial that you report the situation to law enforcement immediately. Unfortunately, such incidents often go unreported. This can be due to the child not telling their family about what has happened or out of fear of retribution from the youth organization. It is important to remember that if you do not take action, then there will be no justice for your child. Furthermore, similar acts may happen to other children in the future.
Contact Our Florida Youth Group Sexual Abuse Attorneys if Your Child Was Victimized by a Youth Organization
If your son or daughter has been victimized by a youth organization, then contact our office today to speak with a Florida youth group sexual abuse attorney. We understand that this is a difficult time for your family. We will be here to guide you through the legal process. We pride ourselves on providing quality service and we are ready to assist you. Contact us online or by email at email@example.com. We can also be reached by calling 800-780-8607. We look forward to scheduling your initial consultation and being of assistance.