Pennsylvania children and youth services agencies are often entrusted with protecting children. Often, however, such agencies place children in dangerous situations, including group and foster homes were children are sexually abused. Children and youth services agencies have a duty to take appropriate steps to ensure child abusers do not have access to children in their care.
Background checks and proper screening go a long way toward preventing child abuse. Unfortunately, children and youth agencies in Pennsylvania are overburdened and understaffed, and often fail to ensure children are adequately protected.
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Stand Up Against Children And Youth Agency Assault And Abuse
We at Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., have, unfortunately, handled our share of litigation against public entities that fail to protect children from sexual abuse. We pursue these cases aggressively, knowing that every civil case won is a step toward justice for the survivor and a warning to any others who may try to take advantage of a vulnerable child.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault while in the care of a children and youth services agency, please be sure to contact an experienced sexual assault attorney to take legal action against the guilty and associated responsible parties. A criminal case may take care of the actual perpetrator, but there are often other responsible parties involved who could have prevented the abuse.
A legal suit can be brought against all responsible parties through civil court, bringing the victim justice and closure and ensuring the responsible parties pay. Please fill out our online form or call us 800-724-5785 to talk to an experienced sexual abuse attorney. We have offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, and we will work with clients across Pennsylvania and nationwide.