Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania Child & Youth Agencies
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 are overburdened and understaffed, and often fail to ensure children are adequately protected.
UPDATE: HB 963 to extend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse
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Stand Up Against Children And Youth Agency Assault And Abuse
We at Andreozzi + Foote 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 abuse or 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 email or call us at 877-214-3238 to talk to an experienced sexual abuse attorney. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Arizona, and we will work with clients nationwide.
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